Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, urged Elon Musk to address the proliferation of antisemitism on his social media platform X.
In an in-person meeting in California, Netanyahu said he hoped Musk would find ways within the confines of the first amendment to clamp down on antisemitism and other forms of hatred on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
Since Musk took over Twitter in October 2022, the platform has repeatedly been called out for the spread of antisemitic content among users.
Responding to Netanyahu’s concerns about antsemitism on X, Musk told the Israeli prime minister that with 100m to 200m posts on X in a day, “some of those are gonna be bad”. He then reiterated the platform’s policy to not promote or amplify hate speech.
Since taking over the social media platform, Musk has cut back on content moderation practices and changed policies to typically no longer remove objectionable posts, but instead their visibility is limited so people have to seek it out if they want to see it