Elon Musk claims ad boycott over antisemitic X post could kill platform

The tech billionaire criticised advertisers for leaving the social media platform after he agreed with a post that said Jewish people hold a ‘dialectical hatred’ of white people

Elon Musk meets with Israeli President Isaac Herzog after the X owner was widely criticised for agreeing with a post described as antisemitic. Picture: Getty

Elon Musk has said agreeing with an antisemitic post on X was the “worst and dumbest” thing he’s ever done, and added that the advertising boycott could kill the platform.

“What it’s going to do is it’s going to kill the company, and the whole world will know the advertisers killed the company,” Musk said at the New York Times DealBook conference on Wednesday. “Go f**k yourself.”

He said if advertisers leave the company, it ...