Patcay.com – Several companies have stopped advertising on X or what we used to call twitter. Including Disney, Apple, and Coca-Cola, this was done in response to concerns about hate speech on the platform.
These concerns arose after Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, completed the acquisition of X for $44 billion. Musk has made a number of controversial statements including his support for the Qanon conspiracy theory, which claims that the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump.
On November 16, Musk retweeted a post containing the claim that “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” The post has since been deleted, but Musk issued no apology or clarification.
Nonetheless, the companies’ move has put pressure on Musk to take action to address the issue of hate speech at X. On November 18, Musk said that he would work to make X “more inclusive and welcoming.”
“I want to make X a more inclusive and welcoming platform,” Musk said in a tweet. “I will not support hate speech or violence.”
Here are some of the companies that have stopped advertising on X:
- Procter & Gamble
The companies said they were concerned that their ads could be seen by people spreading hate speech and violence. They also said they wanted to make sure they were not supporting platforms that enable the spread of hate speech. The companies’ decisions have led to a debate about how to enforce hate speech rules on social media platforms.
Some argue that the companies have the right to decide where they want to advertise. Others argue that the companies should be more accountable for the content that appears on their platforms.