Antisemitism was rising online. Then Elon Musk’s X supercharged it.

The rise of antisemitism online has been a concerning trend for the past several years worldwide. This has been exacerbated more recently by the support of high-profile figures and celebrities such as Elon Musk, who recently voiced support for conspiracy theories and controversial content related to antisemitism on Twitter. Musk has also shared links to websites, forums and other online content with an explicitly anti-Semitic message. This has further stoked the flames of hate and bigotry online and has the potential to embolden individuals to express more extremist views online. At this time, it is clear that Musk’s actions are having an impact on the online discourse, and are giving the impression that antisemitism is acceptable on some level. It is important to hold Musk and other high-profile figures accountable for their words and actions, and to recognize that they have the potential to fuel the spread of hate and discrimination.