X owner Elon Musk has endorsed a virulently antisemitic post on his social media platform.
The post accused the “Jewish community” of pushing “dialectical hatred” against white people. Musk agreed with the post, stating: “You have said the actual truth.”
Musk made the comment on Wednesday afternoon after a user posted a video that is part of a campaign against antisemitism, showing a father reprimanding his son for posting antisemitic remarks on the internet.
The original statement Musk agreed with said:“Jewish communities have been pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them.”
Musk replied: “You have said the actual truth.”
According to a report published on Tuesday by the Centre for Countering Digital Hate, X continues to host posts that breach platform rules for promoting antisemitism, Islamophobia, anti-Palestinian hate and other hateful rhetoric in the wake of the Israel-Gaza crisis.
The report, published amid several warnings of a rise in hate speech and misinformation on X and other platforms following the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas conflict, found that 200 hateful posts that were published after Hamas’ attacks on Israel on 7 October – all of which either directly addressed the ongoing conflict, or appeared to be informed by it. Despite having a full week to process the reports, researchers found that X continued to host 98 per cent (196) of the 200 posts.
Responding to an X user on Wednesday who said that it’s unfair to make generalisations about Jewish communities promoting hatred toward white people, Musk wrote the person was “right that this does not extend to all Jewish communities, but it is also not just limited to ADL.”
In another post, he wrote: “I am deeply offended by ADL’s messaging and any other groups who push de facto anti-white racism or anti-Asian racism or racism of any kind. I’m sick of it. Stop now.”
Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of Anti-Defamation League (ADL), today (Thursday) responded to Musk’s Wednesday’s post that endorsed the antisemitic post, writing on X: “At a time when antisemitism is exploding in America and surging around the world, it is indisputably dangerous to use one’s influence to validate and promote antisemitic theories. #NeverIsNow ”
Jewish News has contacted X for comment.
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