Elon Musk has blamed a Jewish organization for the destruction of the X platform, which was once called Twitter. He has accused the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of being the “primary” reason for falling ad revenue at X, and has threatened to sue them for damages.
This is a dangerous and disgusting accusation. It is also completely unfounded.
Musk has spent months supporting racist rants, encouraging hate speech, and elevating literal Nazi propaganda. He has fired employees for being too liberal and decimated the team responsible for content moderation. He has terrified advertisers with chaos, irresponsibility, and perpetuating racism. And he has thrown away global brand recognition by renaming the whole platform to indulge a personal whim.
In short, Musk has created a cesspool of hate and bigotry. And now, he is trying to blame the Jews for it.
This is a classic scapegoating tactic. When someone is in trouble, they blame a marginalized group for their problems. It’s a way to deflect responsibility and avoid consequences.
Musk is a billionaire. He is one of the most powerful people in the world. He can afford to take responsibility for his actions. But instead, he is choosing to blame the Jews.
This is unacceptable. We must stand up against Musk’s antisemitism and call him out for what he is: a dangerous and hateful demagogue.
We must also support the ADL and other anti-hate groups. They are doing important work to combat bigotry and hate. We need them now more than ever.
Musk has yet to provide a specific firm that informed him they were avoiding X because of the ADL while yet holding the ADL responsible for his mistakes. He obviously appears reluctant to talk openly about these said chats for someone who supports free speech.
Nearly as if nothing ever occurred, and he’s simply following his Nazi pals’ lead.