Elon Musk Bans Advocating For Genocide On X

Elon Musk recently announced that anyone who advocates for genocide on X will be suspended. Musk’s latest announcement comes amid escalations in the Israel-Hamas war, which has seen many people around the world voicing their beliefs on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Amid attacks from leftist organizations accusing him of “antisemitism,” Musk took to X to announce new suspension rules.

“At risk of stating the obvious, anyone advocating the genocide of *any* group will be suspended from this platform,” he posted. “As I said earlier this week, ‘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.”

Since last week, Musk has faced more criticism than he arguably has in the past after responding to another X user. An X discussion began on the platform after a user posted, “To the cowards hiding behind the anonymity of the internet and posting ‘Hitler was right’: You got something you want to say?”

To this, another user posted, “Okay. Jewish [people] have been pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them.”

Musk responded to these comments, writing, “You have said the actual truth.”

Many Jewish groups quickly responded to say that Musk agreed with, and seemingly was promoting, the idea that nonwhite immigrants are being sent by Jewish people to replace the White race.

The White House also criticized the SpaceX and Tesla owner. Andrew Bates, a White House spokesman, released a statement saying that it was “unacceptable” for Musk to spread this antisemitic conspiracy theory.

Swift backlash against Musk and X has already begun, thanks to these comments. Disney, Apple, Paramount, Lionsgate, and IBM halted all of their marketing on X soon after Musk’s posts.

Meanwhile, others have pledged to assist the platform in offsetting these advertising losses.

Linda Yaccarino, X’s chief executive, posted on X to state that the platform works to stop antisemitism. Yaccarino posted that the company has always been “extremely clear about our efforts to combat antisemitism and discrimination.”