Elon Musk rightly got called out for comments promoting antisemitism in a Nov. 15 post to his X platform formerly known as twitter.
So his comments two days (Nov. 17) later, –“At risk of stating the obvious, anyone advocating the genocide of *any* group will be suspended from this platform — are welcome, IF, indeed, the social media site follows through.
Musk also posted “‘decolonization,’ ‘from the river to the sea’ and similar euphemisms necessarily imply genocide. Clear calls for extreme violence are against our terms of service and will result in suspension.”
People4Peace and many, many others will be watching.
Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League which Musk previously WRONGLY criticized, stated. “This is an important and welcome move by Elon Musk. Greenblatt added, “I appreciate this leadership in fighting hate.”
That said People4Peace expects the owner of a site where words and images and themes posted by some get amplified by others recognizes the dangers when he amplifies hateful, vile content.
Greenblatt makes it plain: “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.”
If Jewish tradition, gleaning something new, even while studying anew the same content, is frequently possible. One hope an otherwise rather successful entrepreneur learned something…..
Read more in the November 20, 2023 JNS (Jewish News Syndicate)