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Musk says he doesn’t care that advertisers have left X because of hate speech

Billionaire Elon Musk said Wednesday that advertisers who have stopped spending on his social media platform , basically told them to leave.

“Don’t advertise,” Musk said.

He apparently specifically addressed Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger, saying, “Hey Bob, if you’re in the audience… that’s how I feel.”

In an interview during The New York Times DealBook Summit event, Musk also apologized for supporting an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory in response to a post on X that helped fuel the advertiser exodus.

The comments came two days after Musk visited Israel, where he toured a kibbutz that was attacked by Hamas fighters, and held meetings with senior officials.

Musk has faced accusations from the Anti-Defamation League, a leading Jewish civil rights organization, and other groups, for tolerating anti-Semitic messages on the platform since he acquired it last year. Scrutiny over content posted on X has been increasing since the war between Israel and Hamas broke out in October.

A host of big-name brands, including Disney and IBM, stopped advertising on the platform this month after activist group Media Matters released a report that their advertising appeared alongside pro-Nazi content and nationalist posts. white.

After the report was published,

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