A group of lawmakers sends a letter to Elon Musk and others saying ``X (formerly Twitter) is profiting from Hamas' posting of anti-Israel propaganda.''

A variety of information has been circulating on X (formerly Twitter) regarding the military conflict that has occurred between Hamas, the Islamic fundamentalist organization that effectively controls the Gaza Strip in Palestine, and Israel, some of which is radical propaganda. It contains. Twenty-seven American Democratic Party members have sent a letter to X owner Elon Musk and CEO Linda Yaccarino, accusing them of profiting from Hamas' propaganda posts.

Elon Musk Hamas Letter - elon_musk_hamas.pdf
(PDF file)


US legislators accuse X chief Musk of profiting from anti-Israel propaganda | Reuters

Top Democrats Accuse Elon Musk's X of Profiting From Pro-Hamas Propaganda on App - The Messenger

Regarding the military conflict between Hamas and Israel, graphic videos and images depicting the battle and its damage have been circulating on social media, but it has also been reported that some of these are mixed with false posts . The EU is conducting an investigation based on the Digital Services Act regarding illegal content and false information about terrorism spread on X, and X is busy taking measures such as making it mandatory to attach source links to community notes. I am.

Meanwhile, 27 Democratic Party members jointly sent a letter to Mr. Musk, the owner of X, and CEO Yaccarino. 'We express grave concern that In particular, it is used for the benefit of X.'

The group of lawmakers cited research by the Tech Transparency Project (TTP) , a non-profit organization that monitors transparency at major IT companies, and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a think tank, and said that premium accounts that charge for X are being used by Hamas. I pointed out that he was posting a propaganda video.

The TTP investigation found that the videos openly contain Hamas logos and also show bloody bodies, gunmen firing at buildings, and rockets and drones attacking Israeli tanks and vehicles. It seems that there was some radical content. Some accounts were also reportedly linked directly from the website of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas.

The group claims that X receives premium account subscription fees paid by these accounts, as well as income from advertisements displayed on posts. “Given that X has significantly reduced its content moderation staff over the last year, it appears that X is knowingly allowing for and benefiting from the illegal spread of terrorist propaganda. 'This behavior from X, one of the largest social media platforms in the world, is completely unacceptable.'

These propaganda videos violate X's

policy , which prohibits the promotion of terrorist organizations and their propaganda, but the group of lawmakers pointed out that X does not delete the content in accordance with its policies. By December 1, 2023, disclose communications related to Hamas-related content moderation and answer questions such as ``Why policy-violating content was left alone'' and ``Future measures against Hamas-related content.'' asked to do.

X and Mr. Musk have long been involved in a battle over anti-Semitism. In November 2023, Musk caused a stir when he chimed in with anti-Israel and white supremacist posts, and the left-wing nonprofit organization Media Matters said, ``X stands for Apple, Bravo, Bravo, etc. next to pro-Nazi content.'' Big companies such as Apple, Disney, and IBM have announced that they will stop advertising on X.

In response to this, X filed a lawsuit against Media Matters for defamation and business interference. A spokesperson for It has been argued that ads will be displayed even if you search for anti-Semitic words such as 'Heil Hitler'.

X sues the media that claimed that ``X (formerly Twitter) displays advertisements from famous companies such as Apple on anti-Semitic posts,'' and although CEO Yaccarino denies the claim, evidence is quickly presented - GIGAZINE

in Web Service, Posted by log1h_ik