Billionaire Elon Musk endorsed an antisemitic publish on X, the social media web site he owns, that attacked members of the Jewish neighborhood for pushing “dialectical hatred” in opposition to white folks.
“You’ve gotten stated the precise reality,” Musk stated in his reply to the publish.
Musk, the chief government officer of Tesla Inc. and the world’s richest individual with a internet value of round $225 billion, has repeatedly been criticized for selling content material attacking Jewish folks at a time of rising antisemitism.
Final 12 months, the American Jewish Committee, an advocacy group, known as on Musk to apologize after he deleted a controversial tweet that made a satirical comparability between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Adolf Hitler.
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Earlier this 12 months, Musk blamed the Anti-Defamation League for a stoop in U.S. promoting income on X, the social platform previously referred to as Twitter.
Advert gross sales are nonetheless down 60% “primarily resulting from strain on advertisers” mounted by the ADL, he stated in September after the group stated experiences of harassment and extremist content material spiked after Musk took over the corporate.
On the time, Musk stated he was “professional free speech” however in opposition to antisemitism “of any type.”
Responding to an X consumer on Wednesday who stated that it’s unfair to make generalizations about Jewish communities selling hatred towards white folks, Musk wrote the individual was “proper that this doesn’t lengthen to all Jewish communities, however it is usually not simply restricted to ADL.”
He added in one other publish that “I’m deeply offended by ADL’s messaging and every other teams who push de facto anti-white racism or anti-Asian racism or racism of any type.”
Musk didn’t reply to a request for touch upon Wednesday.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray informed a Senate listening to final month that antisemitism is reaching “historic ranges” within the US, CNN reported.