Apple CEO Tim Cook seems on following a dialog on psychological well being, throughout a spousal program on the final day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week at Apple Park in San Francisco, California, on November 17, 2023.
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Apple and Disney have paused internet advertising campaigns on X (previously Twitter), after proprietor Elon Musk mentioned he agreed with a social media submit accusing “Jewish communities” of pushing “hatred against whites,” based on a sources acquainted with each firms’ strikes.
A Lions Gate Entertainment spokesperson additionally instructed CNBC that it will be suspending promoting on X.
Apple’s transfer was first reported by Axios and Disney’s by the New York Times.
The iPhone maker was singled out in a report revealed this week by the Media Matters for America nonprofit as one in all a handful of huge firms, together with IBM, Bravo, Oracle and Infinity whose on-line X adverts have been displayed subsequent “to content that touts Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party.”
An IBM spokesperson mentioned Thursday that the tech big would halt its on-line advert campaigns on X, explaining that the tech big “has zero tolerance for hate speech and discrimination and we have immediately suspended all advertising on X while we investigate this entirely unacceptable situation.”
A spokesperson for Comcast, which owns Bravo and Xfinity and can also be the dad or mum of CNBC, mentioned yesterday that it is investigating the state of affairs. Apple and Oracle didn’t reply to requests for remark.
A coalition of 163 Jewish leaders, activists and lecturers representing each main political events additionally issued a press release this week in response to Musk’s latest conduct, calling on companies like Disney, Apple and Amazon “to stop funding X through their ad spend.”
The X Out Hate group initially urged these firms to droop their internet advertising campaigns on X in September, when Musk insinuated that he would file a defamation lawsuit towards the Anti-Defamation League, alleging that the ADL was “trying to kill this platform by falsely accusing it & me of being anti-Semitic.”
At the time, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, who additionally criticized Musk’s latest controversial X posts this week, dismissed the Tesla chief’s rhetoric as merely a “threat of a frivolous lawsuit.”
“It has been two months since we originally put out our call for large advertisers like Apple, Google, Amazon, and Disney to stop funneling money onto X as antisemitism explodes on the platform,” the Jewish leaders mentioned of their newest assertion. “Nothing has changed. Except for the danger Jews are in.”
Also on Friday, the White House publicly criticized Musk over the billionaire’s tweets. White House spokesman Andrew Bates mentioned it was “unacceptable to repeat the hideous lie behind the most fatal act of Antisemitism in American history at any time.”
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