Israel’s Netanyahu Meets Elon Musk In US, Urges To Struggle Anti-Semitism

Israel's Netanyahu Meets Elon Musk In US, Urges To Fight Anti-Semitism

Netanyahu additionally praised Elon Musk for welcoming again tens of hundreds of banned accounts to the platform.


Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged Elon Musk to battle anti-Semitism on his X platform as he sat down with the tech tycoon to debate synthetic intelligence.

The dialog, which was broadcast on Musk’s X platform (previously Twitter), got here because the Tesla tycoon is mired in row with the Anti-Defamation League, a US-based Jewish group.

Musk has accused the ADL of creating unfounded accusations of anti-Semitism which have scared away advertisers and damage his firm’s income, and has threatened to sue for billions of {dollars}.

The ADL has for years accused the social media web site of amplifying anti-Semitic hate speech, and has charged that problematic and racist speech has risen sharply on X after Musk accomplished his $44 billion takeover in October.

“I do know your dedication to free speech,” Netanyahu instructed Musk, who has branded himself a free speech absolutist and welcomed again tens of hundreds of banned accounts to the platform when he took over.

“I respect that as a result of it is foundational to democracies, however I additionally know your opposition to anti-Semitism…” the prime minister mentioned.

“I hope you discover throughout the confines of the First Modification, the power to cease not solely anti-Semitism, or rolling it again as finest you possibly can, however any collective hatred of folks that anti-Semitism represents,” Netanyahu mentioned.

Musk mentioned whereas his web site could not cease all hate speech earlier than it was posted, he was “usually towards attacking any group, irrespective of who it’s.”

“I am in favor of that which furthers civilization and which finally leads us to change into a space-faring civilization, and the place we perceive the character of the universe,” Musk mentioned.

“We won’t try this if there’s quite a lot of infighting after which hatred and negativity,” he added.

– ‘Blessing and curse’ –

The primary subject of the dialog was the potential fallout from AI.

“I feel in some ways, we stand as we speak at a juncture for all humanity, the place now we have to decide on between a blessing and a curse,” Netanyahu instructed Musk.

Musk, who based his personal AI firm this yr, mentioned he was optimistic that worldwide powers would see the knowledge of setting frequent guidelines for AI with a purpose to keep away from any catastrophic outcomes that may have an effect on humanity.

“Each sport has a referee of 1 form or one other so that is the rationale for AI security,” Musk argued, saying a repeat of a nuclear arms race on AI was unwise.

Musk mentioned he not too long ago warned senior officers in China that if AI “is sufficiently highly effective, and care will not be taken, that digital tremendous intelligence might be in control of China, as a substitute of the CCP (the Chinese language Communist Get together).”

“The CCP prefers to be in cost” and took motion on regulation, he added.

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