Far-left media watchdog group Media Matters issued a report doubling down on claims that Elon Musk, and the X platform at large, are antisemitic. The platform, dedicated to free speech, has been accused of hosting antisemitic content. Media Matters found advertising accompanying posts that contained anti-semitic content. X has been a target of censors since Musk took over the platform and declared that free speech was a guiding principle of the enterprise.
An executive from X told the Financial Times that "Ads follow the people on X, in this case the Media Matters researcher that was going to actively look for this content—that's how user targeting works. As it relates to the platform itself, control settings are in place there for every user and every brand."
After the hit piece, prominent leftist Keith Olbermann issued a call for the Biden administration to ban X. He did not, notably, call for bans of popular social media site TikTok, despite the massive amounts of antisemitic rhetoric coming from that platform.
Keith Olbermann calls for the government to ban Twitter— Libby Emmons (@libbyemmons) November 17, 2023