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Elon Musk, owner of X, promises to reinstate antisemite's account

Elon Musk says he’ll reinstate antisemite Nick Fuentes to X: ‘It is better to have anti whatever out in the open.’

Elon Musk, owner of X, promises to reinstate antisemite's account

Ben Gvir responds

Khamenei posts in Hebrew

Iran’s Supreme Leader mocked after posting in Hebrew to social media site X and including footage of interceptions of Iranian missiles over Temple Mount.

Khamenei posts in Hebrew

Palestinian journalist: 'You can’t hijack planes'

Mohammed El-Kurd, Palestinian Arab poet and journalist living in Sheikh Jarrah, and writer for US news site, complains in an X post: ‘You can’t hijack planes. You can’t throw Molotovs. You can’t riot.’

Palestinian journalist: 'You can’t hijack planes'

X providing premium services to terrorists

Individuals and organizations under US sanctions for terrorist activity have been found using X's paid premium accounts.

X providing premium services to terrorists

Mean Tweets with Nikki Haley

Republican candidate Nikki Haley reads and retorts to some unflattering comments about herself on the internet, including from former president and current rival for nomination Donald Trump.

Mean Tweets with Nikki Haley

Wexner Foundation sues for 1M for defamation

The nonprofit claims that a user made hundreds of fake X profiles to spread lies about its involvement in the October 7th massacre.

Wexner Foundation sues for 1M for defamation

Zuckerberg apologizes to bereaved families

Mark Zuckerberg gave a personal apology to families whose children had been harmed by social media during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting titled 'Big Tech and the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crisis.'

Zuckerberg apologizes to bereaved families

What's in a name?

Whether called Facebook or Meta,Twitter or X, the same vile slander and incitement to violence pervades the social media giants. Opinion.

What's in a name?

Khamenei in Hebrew:

'Zionist crimes will not be forgotten'

Iran’s Supreme Leader again takes to X to post anti-Israel message: The crimes of the Zionist entity will not be forgotten.

'Zionist crimes will not be forgotten'

After Musk’s acquisition of X:

Drastic decrease in value of social media platform

Social media platform X lost 71% of its value since acquisition by Elon Musk, caused by the name change and fear of hatred and antisemitism.

Drastic decrease in value of social media platform

Elon Musk:

'All X revenue from war to go to Israeli hospitals & Red Cross'

Musk announces donations of all revenue related to war after 27 Democrats accuse X of profiting from accounts glorifying violence.

'All X revenue from war to go to Israeli hospitals & Red Cross'

Fact-checking UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Users of X used community notes to refute one of the Secretary-General's claims about the invasion of Gaza.

Fact-checking UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

X sues media watchdog over report on pro-Nazi content

Site formerly known as Twitter sues Media Matters, alleging it defamed the platform.

X sues media watchdog over report on pro-Nazi content

Multiple major companies leave X over antisemitism

Multiple corporate giants have removed advertising from X after Elon Musk claimed an antisemitic tweet was true.

Multiple major companies leave X over antisemitism

MK's X account restricted for calling for elimination of Hamas

MK Tzvi Sukkot was restricted on X after he published a tweet calling for the elimination of Hamas leadership.

MK's X account restricted for calling for elimination of Hamas

Pittsburgh:

Anti-Israel hackers target Jewish Federation's social media

Pittsburgh Jewish Federation deletes Twitter/X account after being hacked by anti-Israel activists.

Anti-Israel hackers target Jewish Federation's social media

X removes accounts supporting Hamas

Despite Elon Musk's claims of 'absolute free speech', the platform states that content supporting Hamas violates company policies.

X removes accounts supporting Hamas

Iran’s leader praised Hamas, Musk blocks and retaliates

Musk: 'Khamenei’s official position is clear, that the eradication of Israel is the actual goal - not just support for the Palestinians.'.

Iran’s leader praised Hamas, Musk blocks and retaliates

After tiff with Musk:

ADL resumes advertising on X

ADL will resume advertising on the platform formerly called Twitter after Musk's recent campaign against the organization.

ADL resumes advertising on X

Elon Musk:

'I don't read legacy media anymore'

Billionaire Elon Musk tweets about why he thinks his platform has become the most reliable source for public information in the world.

'I don't read legacy media anymore'

Elon Musk: 'My entire life story is pro-Semitic'

Elon Musk, in live chat with right-leaning Jews, insists antisemitism isn’t a problem on X.

Elon Musk: 'My entire life story is pro-Semitic'

Over 120 Jewish activists urge app stores to drop X

In a letter, more than 120 Jewish activists call on advertisers and app stores to drop Twitter/X.

Over 120 Jewish activists urge app stores to drop X

Donald Trump Jr.'s X account hacked with claim ex-pres. died

A series of outlandish messages sent by the hackers claimed, among other things, that former President Donald Trump had died.

Donald Trump Jr.'s X account hacked with claim ex-pres. died

UN Human Rights Commissioner blasts Musk's campaign against ADL

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urges online platforms such as X to do more to battle hate speech.

UN Human Rights Commissioner blasts Musk's campaign against ADL

'This isn’t leadership':

SWC condemns Musk for failure to tackle antisemitism

Simon Wiesenthal Center calls on CEO of X to tackle antisemitism on the platform.

SWC condemns Musk for failure to tackle antisemitism

Elon Musk threatens lawsuit against ADL

X owner threatens to file defamation lawsuit against Anti-Defamation League, blames the organization for lost ad revenue.

Elon Musk threatens lawsuit against ADL

Elon Musk suggests holding poll to determine whether to ban ADL

Elon Musk is amplifying a self-declared antisemite’s call to ban the ADL from X.

Elon Musk suggests holding poll to determine whether to ban ADL

Uses of X report problems with the site

X, formerly known as Twitter, down for thousands of users in the US.

Uses of X report problems with the site

Musk compliments Trump after his return to X

Owner of social media platform formerly known as Twitter welcomes Trump's first post on the site since his account was reinstated.

Musk compliments Trump after his return to X

X's 'community note' feature used by neo-Nazi trolls

X briefly allows anti-Leo Frank ‘community note’ as antisemitism flares on the platform.

X's 'community note' feature used by neo-Nazi trolls

X to cancel blocking feature

Elon Musk, owner of site formerly known as Twitter, announces that users will no longer be able to block comments from unwanted followers.

X to cancel blocking feature

Twitter to help those 'unfairly treated' for posting on platform

Musk: Twitter will pay legal bills and sue on the behalf of people who have been treated unfairly by employers over posts on the site.

Twitter to help those 'unfairly treated' for posting on platform

Jamie Foxx posts antisemitic tweet

The post was liked by Jennifer Aniston, who later renounced doing so as unintentional.

Jamie Foxx posts antisemitic tweet

Eight months later:

Twitter again reinstates Kanye West's account

Elon Musk suspended West last December after he posted an image of a swastika inside a Star of David.

Twitter again reinstates Kanye West's account

Musk makes it official:

Twitter changes its logo to 'X'

Elon Musk replaces Twitter’s famous blue bird icon with a white X, encourages users to stop referring to posts as tweets.

Twitter changes its logo to 'X'

Is Twitter changing its logo?

Elon Musk says he plans to change the logo of the social media outlet to an "X" from the famous blue bird.

Is Twitter changing its logo?

Elon Musk:

'Twitter losing money because advertising has dropped by half'

Twitter owner says company is losing money as advertising is still down, and the company is carrying heavy debt.

'Twitter losing money because advertising has dropped by half'

Landmark study reveals:

Real-world impact of antisemitism and anti-Zionism on Twitter

'The Polarization Pendulum' report demonstrates shifting popularity of antisemitic and anti-Zionist tropes in response to real-world events.

Real-world impact of antisemitism and anti-Zionism on Twitter

Twitter threatens legal action over Meta's new app

Twitter accuses Meta of unlawfully using Twitter’s trade secrets to develop its new app Threads.

Twitter threatens legal action over Meta's new app

Mark Zuckerberg returns to Twitter

After more than ten years of silence, Zuckerberg returned to Twitter to post a single image.

Mark Zuckerberg returns to Twitter

Due to backlash?

BBC reporter closes Twitter account after anti-Israel remarks

BBC journalist Anjana Gadgil, who told former PM Bennett that "Israeli forces are happy to kill children", shuts down her Twitter account.

BBC reporter closes Twitter account after anti-Israel remarks

Twitter to require verification in order to use TweetDeck

Twitter announces its users will need to be verified in order to use TweetDeck.

Twitter to require verification in order to use TweetDeck

Elon Musk to Twitter users:

'You are waking up from a deep trance, step away from the phone'

Twitter owner says new limitations meant to help combat social media addiction. ' I'm doing a good deed for the world here.'

'You are waking up from a deep trance, step away from the phone'

Elon Musk announces new limitations on Twitter usage

A new policy will see users limited in how much content they can access on Twitter, and of what kind.

Elon Musk announces new limitations on Twitter usage

Elon Musk allows publication of anti-LGBT film on Twitter

Elon Musk personally intervened to allow the publication of a film deemed offensive by the LGBT movement on Twitter.

Elon Musk allows publication of anti-LGBT film on Twitter

DeSantis trolled after failed Twitter election announcement

Rivals from both sides take swipes at Florida Governor after his Twitter Spaces with Musk is derailed by massive technical glitches.

DeSantis trolled after failed Twitter election announcement

Antisemitic #TheJews hashtag trending on Twitter

Director of Israeli Digital Diplomacy Bureau blasts Twitter for allowing its platform to fill up with antisemitic hate speech.

Antisemitic #TheJews hashtag trending on Twitter

New Twitter CEO speaks out:

'Happy to bring Musk's vision to Twitter'

New Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino publishes first tweet since being named to the post: I'm committed to the future of this platform.

'Happy to bring Musk's vision to Twitter'

Elon Musk appoints ex-NBC advertising executive as Twitter CEO

Musk shares news of his stepping down in a tweet, says he will stay on at Twitter in new role.

Elon Musk appoints ex-NBC advertising executive as Twitter CEO

Elon Musk:

'I found a new CEO for Twitter'

The new CEO was not named, but Musk said she will be starting in about six weeks.

'I found a new CEO for Twitter'

Musk: Voice, video calling and other features coming to Twitter

Elon Musk announces host of new upgraded features coming soon to Twitter to improve user experience.

Musk: Voice, video calling and other features coming to Twitter

After leaving Fox News:

Tucker Carlson to host show on Twitter

Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson says he will relaunch his show on Twitter "soon".

Tucker Carlson to host show on Twitter

Twitter removes blue check from users who didn't pay

High-profile users who lost their blue checks include Beyoncé, Pope Francis, Oprah Winfrey and former President Donald Trump.

Twitter removes blue check from users who didn't pay

What does Elon Musk really think about owning Twitter?

In interview with BBC, second-richest man discusses stresses of new role as head of Twitter, sleeping in the office.

What does Elon Musk really think about owning Twitter?

Rashida Tlaib blasted for false claim of IDF attacking Arabs

Squad member faces onslaught of criticism after alleging video of Palestinian Arabs fighting was IDF targeting Arab teenagers.

Rashida Tlaib blasted for false claim of IDF attacking Arabs

Jewish org slams Twitter for surge in hate since Musk takeover

Canada's Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center gives Twitter a grade of D- over its recent failure to tackle antisemitic and hateful content.

Jewish org slams Twitter for surge in hate since Musk takeover

World Baseball Classsic

Israel struck out at the WBC, but its Twitter account was a hit

Fans despaired as Team Israel trailed Puerto Rico 6-0 in the World Baseball Classic, but the team’s Twitter account had a different message.

Israel struck out at the WBC, but its Twitter account was a hit

Antisemitism at all-time high on Twitter, study finds

Report blames takeover by Elon Musk for 'persistent and notable elevation' of antisemitism on social media platform.

Antisemitism at all-time high on Twitter, study finds

Twitter suffers brief outage

User report they could no longer read links to articles from outside websites. Outage fixed in less than an hour.

Twitter suffers brief outage

NY Senator Julia Salazar blasted for mocking Jewish man’s face

State senator, who previously claimed to be Jewish, tweets offensive close-up of Jewish man's face after he criticizes her voting record.

NY Senator Julia Salazar blasted for mocking Jewish man’s face