Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, owner of the X platform (formerly Twitter), called on American billionaire Elon Musk to end anti-Semitism on his platform, and expressed his intention to convince Musk to invest in Israel in the coming years.
During a meeting with Musk in California on Monday, Netanyahu expressed hope that X would be able, within the limits permitted by the US Constitution, to stop anti-Semitism and any other form of collective hatred against any people.
Addressing Musk, Netanyahu said, "I know you are committed to that, but I encourage you and urge you to strike a balance between protecting freedom of expression and combating hate speech on the platform."
For his part, Musk stressed during the meeting that he is against anti-Semitism, and against any content that promotes hatred and conflict, and stressed that the X platform does not promote hate.
He said that X is a platform through which diverse views are published, but the company will limit the publication of some publications that may violate its policies, describing this approach as "freedom of expression, not freedom of use."
In addition to talking about tackling anti-Semitism, the Israeli prime minister focused on artificial intelligence and its potential benefits, and its risks to society.
Netanyahu and Musk announced via X that they would have mutual interviews. Netanyahu said Musk was "at the forefront of the process of the greatest invention of the new era, and perhaps ever."
He added that he was forging a path that would change the face of humanity, explaining that he wanted to "convince him to invest in Israel in the coming years."
The American billionaire, who also runs Tesla and SpaceX, said the biggest opposition he received was from Tesla employees who rejected his meeting with Netanyahu, knowing that the meeting took place at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.
Musk threatened to sue the Anti-Defamation League, known as IDL, which fights anti-Semitism and racism, earlier this month, accusing it of tarnishing the image of his social platform.
The American billionaire accused the Semitic League of being the main reason for the X platform's 60% drop in US advertising revenue.