Netanyahu calls on Musk to fight antiSemitism on X

Netanyahu calls on Musk to fight antiSemitism on X

Israel’s prime minister says the platform must strike a “balance” between freedom of expression and antiJewish publications

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on X (formerly Twitter) owner Elon Musk to combat the spread of antiSemitic publications on the platform.

In Call transfer to X This Monday (September 18, 2023), Netanyahu stated that he knew Musk’s commitment to freedom of expression, but called on the billionaire to find a middle ground between the platform’s politics and the spread of antiJewish content.

“I know you are committed to this [combater o antissemitismo] and I hope you succeed. It is not an easy task, but I encourage you to find a balance,” the Prime Minister said.

The statement refers to a report published in December 2022 by the ADL (Anti Defamation League) that shows an increase in the number of posts against Jewish people after Musk took over the platform. There was a 61% increase in the first two weeks after purchase alone.

On Tuesday (September 5), Musk threatened to sue the organization. According to the billionaire, the allegations had an impact on advertising sales in the United States, causing the social network’s advertising revenue to fall by 60%.