Anadolu Agency As soon as we were made aware of this, we immediately contacted X in order to resolve the problem. “
The NFL has not indicated if they will remove ads from their platform or if X will remove ads from white nationalist accounts. When CNBC requested a comment, X’s email for press relations responded with an automatic response: “Busy right now. Please check back later.” “
Left-leaning media watchdog site MediaMatters.org first reported on the ad placements Wednesday. Media Matters found five white nationalist accounts with a total of one million followers where NFL ads appeared. Media Matters found five white nationalist accounts, with a total of one million followers, where NFL ads appeared.
Since Musk bought the social media company last year, watchdog groups have criticized the company for failing to monitor and remove hate speech.
X has fought back, suing the Center for Countering Digital Hate during the summer, arguing the group illegally accessed company data to claim that harmful content overwhelmed the platform. Earlier this month, the CCDH released a new report saying X continuously fails to remove hate speech and other harmful content from the platform despite being notified the content violated the platform’s
The NFL’s statement Thursday comes days after Brian Rolapp, the NFL’s chief media and business officer, praised X and its CEO, Linda Yaccarino. “They are doing great work innovating to make the platform better for @NFLfans and partners,” he X shares a portion of ad revenue to owners.
Yaccarino struggled to answer key questions regarding company matters, including hate speech and antisemitism, at Vox Media’s 2023 Code Conference on Wednesday. Yaccarino said that everyone has a right to voice their opinions when asked about antisemitism complaints on the platform. “