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Sat Nov 18, 2023, 02:46 AM Nov 2023

Companies pulling ads from X: Disney, Apple, IBM and more -- the list from Axios [View all]

Apple: Sources told Axios' Ina Fried that the company was pausing its ads on X.

IBM: The company said Thursday in a statement shared with Axios that it "has zero tolerance for hate speech and discrimination, and we have immediately suspended all advertising on X while we investigate this entirely unacceptable situation."

Disney: A source confirmed to Axios on Friday that it would be pausing ads on X
Comcast/NBCUniversal: Axios confirmed on Friday evening that Comcast is also pausing advertising on X.

Lions Gate Entertainment: A spokesperson for Lions Gate Entertainment confirmed to Axios that it would be pulling all advertising from X.

Warner Bros. Discovery: The company is also pausing its presence on X, per Variety on Friday.

Paramount: A spokesperson confirmed to Axios on Friday that it was pausing ads on X.

Of note: Johannes Bahrke, a spokesperson for the European Commission, confirmed Friday at a press briefing that it would be freezing advertising on X. Bahrke said the EU's executive body had "seen an alarming increase in disinformation and hate speech on several social media platforms in recent weeks, and X is certainly quite effective of that."

How it happened: Musk posted to X on Wednesday "[y]ou have said the actual truth" in response to an X post that claimed Jewish communities support "dialectical hatred against whites."

The White House denounced that post in a statement on Friday: "We condemn this abhorrent promotion of Antisemitic and racist hate in the strongest terms, which runs against our core values as Americans."

X did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment Friday on the organizations pausing their ads on the platform.


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Just so you know....X is What the former location ..."Twitter" is now called. Stuart G Nov 2023 #1
I Think Fidelity Still Overestimated ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #9
Totally agree. This is big corporate knocking down bad corporate, quite a refreshing turn, imo. ancianita Nov 2023 #19
If people stop using twitter, totally & completely then it will become totally worthless. Stuart G Nov 2023 #22
It appears that Musk loves his hatred PatSeg Nov 2023 #25
At the risk of sounding BigOleDummy Nov 2023 #2
The idiot is destroying X/Twitter videohead5 Nov 2023 #3
Agreed BigOleDummy Nov 2023 #4
I sometimes login to post bile at MAGA scum BootOutTheGoons Nov 2023 #8
Now THAT.... BigOleDummy Nov 2023 #15
Kid Rock was the most recent honoree BootOutTheGoons Nov 2023 #16
Few deserve it better! BigOleDummy Nov 2023 #17
Thank you BootOutTheGoons Nov 2023 #18
Welcome... BigOleDummy Nov 2023 #24
Thank you! BootOutTheGoons Nov 2023 #26
They're not ON X, they do ad buy there for extremists, but now they've "paused" their money stream. OK by me. ancianita Nov 2023 #20
I've never liked Twitter PatSeg Nov 2023 #27
Because of gardening Twitter spinbaby Nov 2023 #30
a large segment of the population pays no attention to politics and has no idea this is going on Takket Nov 2023 #33
It is mystifying Voltaire2 Nov 2023 #34
Until JustAnotherGen Nov 2023 #5
Yup TSExile Nov 2023 #13
I hear ya. But they really do hurt X and are rich enough not to really need it anymore. That's a probability, imo. ancianita Nov 2023 #21
Sadly, that is true PatSeg Nov 2023 #28
Glad you agree, This is a Big Multi-Corporate Bitch Slap at this NAZI billionaire. ancianita Nov 2023 #32
And Musk is so delusional, PatSeg Nov 2023 #35
heh heh... ancianita Nov 2023 #37
Yes and I'm sure if he wasn't an immigrant PatSeg Nov 2023 #39
Good malaise Nov 2023 #6
Paid 44 billion. Now reportedly worth 4 billion BootOutTheGoons Nov 2023 #7
4 Billion Is Too Low ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #10
I've heard claims ranging from 4 billion to around 10 BootOutTheGoons Nov 2023 #11
Absolutely ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #12
Pausing them? How about cancelling all ad buys already made and in the future? n/t Liberal In Texas Nov 2023 #14
They could, indeed; Elon knows they don't want to do business with X markets, and it could be permanent. ancianita Nov 2023 #23
So, this is already happening, and X is now becoming ...WORTHLESS. Stuart G Nov 2023 #29
Hahahaha. Musk stikes and weakens X again. Let's face it, he's an anti-Semitic, racist, Putin-favoring winger. brush Nov 2023 #31
Hanging out with Nazis and facists is bad. Don't hang out with Nazis and fascists. Initech Nov 2023 #36
Interesting that he doesn't wonder why those other corps don't hang out with Nazis. You'd think he'd maybe suspect ancianita Nov 2023 #38
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