Written by Aisha Counts and Ed Ludlow
Linda Yaccarino, CEO of social media service
Yaccarino cited a “deceptive and manipulated article” to encourage some advertisers to pause spending, referring to a Media Issues article that mentioned main manufacturers’ adverts had been positioned close to offensive content material. It follows Musk in criticizing the report, which they are saying distorts the X expertise, beforehand Twitter.
“The information will inform the true story,” Yaccarino mentioned in a memo to workers on Sunday. “As a result of to everybody at X, we have now been very clear about our efforts to fight anti-Semitism and discrimination, as there isn’t any place for that wherever on the planet.”
X confronted widespread backlash on Friday after Musk accepted of a publish during which he mentioned Jewish individuals harbor a “polemical hatred” for white individuals. “I advised the precise fact,” Musk replied.
His remark added to the outrage following a Media Issues report launched Thursday, which mentioned adverts for Apple Inc., Worldwide Enterprise Machines Corp., Oracle Corp., Comcast Corp.’s Xfinity model and the Bravo TV community had been operating subsequent to pro-Nazi content material. This led to IBM, Apple and Walt Disney Co. Paramount International and others are suspending promoting on X till the scenario is resolved.
“In each nook of this firm, we’re working to create a platform for everybody,” Yaccarino mentioned within the letter. “And no different platform works as laborious to guard freedom of expression as X. Our work is crucial, however it’s not at all times simple. What we do issues, which suggests it naturally attracts criticism from those that do not share our beliefs.
Musk criticized “faux” media stories that accused him of anti-Semitism. “Nothing could possibly be farther from the reality,” Musk mentioned in a publish on X.
Musk has lengthy drawn criticism for selling hate speech. His newest publish sparked criticism from politicians and a few of the world’s largest firms, which urged the billionaire to raised management content material on his platform.
(tags for translation) Linda Yaccarino