Apple has suspended advertising on X following Elon Musk's endorsement of an antisemitic post on the platform.
Why it matters
The suspension of advertising by Apple is significant as it highlights the growing concern over hate speech and the responsibility of social media platforms to address it.
What the papers say
The Times reports that Apple has paused advertising on X after Elon Musk endorsed an antisemitic post on the platform. The NY Post adds that Apple's decision comes after a report found that its ads were placed alongside far-right content. Both articles highlight the growing concern over hate speech on social media platforms.
How we got here
The incident occurred when a user responded to a Jewish man's advert encouraging people to stand up to racism. The user made antisemitic remarks, to which Elon Musk responded by agreeing with the user's claims about Jewish communities. This incident follows IBM's decision to suspend advertising on X the day before.
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