Social Media Giant X Showcases Reduced Antisemitism on Its Platform, Elon Musk Reveals
According to audits commissioned by Social Media Company X, its platform hosts significantly less antisemitic content than other platforms, Elon Musk revealed on Monday at an antisemitism combat conference.
Prior to his conference appearance in Krakow, Poland, Musk visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial. The Krakow conference, which Musk attended, aimed to confront the spike in antisemitic incidents, particularly in the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict that began last October.
Platform X has faced scrutiny and criticism in recent months, with some advertisers stepping back or halting their spending in response to Musk’s interaction with a user who promoted antisemitic conspiracy theories. Despite these challenges, Musk emphasized the platform’s overarching commitment to free speech, advocating for the correction of misinformation with factual responses.
“Our external audits reveal that Platform X hosts the least antisemitic content compared to other social networks,” Musk stated during an interview with Ben Shapiro, a noted U.S. conservative journalist. Details on the audit’s specifics, however, were not disclosed by Musk.
The event was organized by the European Jewish Association (EJA) and focused on the distressing rise of antisemitism in Europe following the outbreak of hostilities between Israel and Hamas. Musk, addressing the balance between free speech and the eradication of hate speech, reiterated his belief in the power of free speech to overcome misinformation. He highlighted the platform’s mechanism for correcting false statements, such as Holocaust denials, ensuring that corrections remain linked to the original claims.