Elon Musk told CNBC. David Faber On Tuesday, he said he didn’t care if his inflammatory tweets frightened the possibilities. Tesla Buyers or Twitter Advertisers.
“I will say what I want to say, and if it results in a loss, so be it,” Musk, who owns Twitter, said.
Over the years, Musk has tweeted controversial content, including conspiracy theories and comments critics have called widespread racism.
He defended Mr. Musk after he was criticized again. Tweet In it, he compared liberal billionaire and Democratic donor George Soros: X-Men villain Magnetoa Jewish Holocaust survivor.
“He is eroding the very fabric of civilization. Soros hates humanity,” Musk tweeted on Monday.
Musk has previously criticized Soros’ family office. soros fund managementrecently cut tesla shares. Soros, who is also Jewish, is a favorite target of right-wing pundits and politicians and is often the target of anti-Semitic attacks. Soros and his family fled the Nazis during World War II.
Critics said Musk’s tweets about Soros fit into a larger pattern of attacks against the 92-year-old investor and Democratic donor. “Mr. Musk’s comparison of Soros to Magneto is no coincidence. A nod to the pernicious anti-Semitic trope of Jewish world domination,” he tweeted. Alex Goldenbergan analyst at the Network Infection Lab. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of IsraelSimilarly, it said Musk’s tweets had “anti-Semitic undertones.”
Mr. Musk denied on Tuesday that he is an anti-Semite. When asked about the criticism, Mr. Farber said, “I’m rather pro-Jewish.”Musk has tweeted before and deleted it Meme with Hitler.
Faber also spoke to Musk on Tuesday about who said the shooting at a Texas mall earlier this month may have been part of a “vicious psyop” or “psyop.” I asked why I tweeted the link of
Investigators are investigating whether the shooter police killed expressed white supremacist views because he wore the “RWDS” patch, which refers to the phrase “right-wing death squad.” Used by extremists.he also had nazi tattooincluding the swastika.
“I thought it was bullish to blame this on white supremacists –” Musk said, adding that he believed there was no evidence the shooter was a white supremacist. “Whether white supremacy is true or false, don’t blame it on white supremacy.”
Since Musk took over Twitter last fall, the social media network has seen a sharp drop in ad revenue as brands and companies appreciate the changes to the platform and some criticize the outspoken new owners. Experienced.
Last week, Musk hired a former head of advertising at NBCUniversal Linda Yaccarino He will replace him as CEO of Twitter, a move widely seen as a way to revitalize Twitter’s advertising business. She started on Sunday.
Disclosure: NBCUniversal is the parent company of CNBC.
– Lora Kolodny of CNBC contributed to this report.
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