Elon Musk’s X Launches TV App As It Pushes Video Ambitions

The tech company told its corporate partners that the app “may include ads” in the future.

Don Lemon Releases Elon Musk Interview, Challenges Him To Watch It

Don Lemon Says Elon Musk Canceled His X Show, Hours After Interview Taped For Debut Episode

The former CNN host interviewed the tech mogul last week, with the chat set to be the launch episode of his new Don Lemon Show.

AI & THE MEDIA

Elon Musk Sues OpenAI And Sam Altman For Violating Company’s Principles

Musk said the prominent AI start-up had put profits and commercial interests ahead of seeking to benefit humanity.

Elon Musk Opens New Front In Disney Fight

The billionaire’s willingness to pay legal bills for people who want to sue Disney is the latest foray against the company and CEO Bob Iger.

How X Is Trying To Win Over Influencers

Linda Yaccarino, the chief executive of the platform formerly known as Twitter, is relying on her TV industry ties to recruit established stars to the site.

Elon Musk Is Spreading Election Misinformation, But X’s Fact Checkers Are Long Gone

Civil rights lawyers and Democrats are sounding alarms about Mr. Musk’s claims about voting. The Biden campaign called his posts “profoundly irresponsible.”

Popular YouTube Influencer Uploads First Video To X, Testing Musk Ad-Revenue Plan

Tesla Hides Disney+ From Car Screens Amid Elon Musk’s Feud With Bob Iger

COMMENTARY

Iger Has Enough Antagonists For Three Disney Films

The entertainment giant has real issues, and now the CEO has to deal with the Greek chorus of Ron DeSantis, Nelson Peltz and Elon Musk at the same time.

Illicit Content On Elon Musk’s X Draws E.U. Investigation

The inquiry is perhaps the most substantial regulatory consequence to date of X, which has seen a rise in incendiary content on the platform, according to researchers.

Netflix Resumes Advertising On X After Elon Musk Controversy

The streamer had joined a group of big brands to suspend ads on the platform after the billionaire agreed with an antisemitic post.

Report: Disney, Comcast Increase Ad Spend On Instagram After Dropping X

Big U.S. companies including Walt Disney and Comcast increased advertising spending on Instagram after pausing commercials on X last month, according to Sensor Tower, as marketers flee the Elon Musk-owned social media platform over antisemitic content. Disney (DIS.N) and Comcast (CMCSA.O) lifted their U.S. spending on the app owned by Meta (META.O) by 40% and about 6% respectively in the two weeks from Nov. 20, Sensor Tower data showed. Paramount (PARA.O), meanwhile, tripled its spending on Snapchat.

Bigots Use AI To Make Nazi Memes On 4chan. Verified Users Post Them On X.

Media Matters Sues Texas Attorney General Over Response To Elon Musk Dispute

Elon Musk Twitter Takeover Lawsuit Gains Steam As Judge Advances Investors’ Claims

On Monday, a federal judge advanced a lawsuit from investors who say they suffered losses when they sold their shares in Twitter, now known as X, because of posts from Musk claiming the platform has a major issue with fake accounts and that he could wiggle out of the deal because of it. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer found that several of Musk’s statements were false or misleading, in part, because he waived due diligence.

Elon Musk Restores X Account Of Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones

Elon Musk has restored the X account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, pointing to a poll on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter that came out in favor of the Infowars host who repeatedly called the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax.

Musk Wants Supreme Court To Lift Restrictions On Tesla Tweets

X Corp. owner Elon Musk on Thursday told the Supreme Court that a restriction on his ability to tweet about Tesla violates the First Amendment. The restriction, which he agreed to as part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, prohibits Musk from tweeting about his car company without first obtaining approval from its lawyers. Such a restriction “is a quintessential prior restraint that the law forbids,” his lawyers say in a petition urging the Supreme Court to review the restriction.

Musk Calls For Bob Iger To Be Fired After Disney Pulls Ad Money From X

X boss Elon Musk called on Disney to “immediately” fire CEO Bob Iger on Thursday for allowing Mouse House ads to run on rival social media platforms that allegedly allowed child predators to target underage users. Musk’s escalated his feud with Iger — whom he told to “go f–k yourself” last week after Disney pulled its advertising from X — following a disputed report that its ads were running next to antisemitic content on the site formerly known as Twitter.

Advertisers Say They Do Not Plan To Return To X After Musk’s Comments

Advertisers said on Thursday that they did not plan to reopen their wallets anytime soon with X, the social media company formerly known as Twitter, after its owner, Elon Musk, insulted brands using an expletive and told them not to spend on the platform.

X CEO Linda Yaccarino Defends Musk’s Statement To Advertisers

Elon Musk’s “Go f–k yourselves” statement to advertisers leaving X was defended by the social media platform’s CEO, Linda Yaccarino, who said that the owner “offered an apology, an explanation and an explicit point of view about our position.”

Elon Musk To Advertisers: “Go F–k Yourself”

Elon Musk made plain his view of the widespread advertiser withdrawal this month from X, formerly Twitter at the New York Times DealBook Summit. “Don’t advertise,” he urged any marketer with misgivings. “Somebody’s going to try to blackmail me with advertising?! Blackmail me with money? Go f–k yourself. Go. F–k. Yourself. Is that clear? I hope it is.”

Linda Yaccarino’s Very Unmerry X Mess

The former NBCUniversal ad sales chief thought she could manage the mercurial Elon Musk. Her former colleagues are baffled at the result: “She let her ego get the best of her.” (John Staley photo)

Yaccarino On Hot Seat As Ad Execs Urge Twitter CEO To Resign

NEWS ANALYSIS

X’s Unique Un-Sales Strategy: CEO Linda Yaccarino Woos Advertisers; Owner Elon Musk Drives Them Away

Social media outlet X won’t mark the spot for Madison Avenue until its two top executives align around a single approach.

Sony, Paramount, Warner Bros. Discovery Latest Companies To Suspend X Advertising

Sony Pictures has pulled the plug for now on any advertising on X/Twitter. In what is a rising tide, Sony is the latest Hollywood and tech company to leave the platform over X owner Elon Musk‘s retweet of a distinctly anti-semitic post about 48 hours ago. Musk’s promises Friday of new protections on X against hate speech has drawn some very rare praise from usual foil the Anti-Defamation League, but the moves seem to have done little to nothing to stop the growing corporate boycott.

Lionsgate Suspends Advertising On X

Lionsgate Entertainment has suspended advertising on Elon Musk-owned X, a spokesperson for the company said on Friday. Apple is also pausing all advertising on X, Axios reported, after Musk backed an antisemitic post on the social media platform earlier this week.

The Consequences Of Elon Musk’s Ownership Of X

Now rebranded as X, the site has experienced a surge in racist, antisemitic and other hateful speech. Under Musk’s watch, millions of people have been exposed to misinformation about climate change. Foreign governments and operatives — from Russia to China to Hamas — have spread divisive propaganda with little or no interference.

Elon Musk’s X Courts Political Advertisers Ahead Of A Contentious Election Year

Musk’s volatile leadership of the social-media platform has pushed down its prices — which might give it an edge.

European Union Sends Warning Letter To X Over ‘Violent And Terrorist Content’ On Platform

The European Union is sending letters to top social media platforms, urging clearer policies and content moderation around videos and images related to the Hamas attacks on Israel last weekend. Thierry Breton, EU commissioner for internal market, posted a letter Tuesday to Elon Musk, the owner of X, formerly known as Twitter, saying the EU has “indications that your platform is being used to disseminate illegal content and disinformation in the EU.” This has included “repurposed old images of unrelated armed conflicts or military footage that actually originated from video games,” the letter reads.

Twitter/X Testing Paid Membership Tiers To Compensate For Poor Ad Revenue

S.E.C. Sues Elon Musk To Compel Him To Testify On Twitter Purchase

The agency said Musk was subpoenaed to testify last month about his purchases of Twitter’s stock last year, but he failed to appear.

Elon Musk Starts Stripping Headlines From Links Shared To X

Musk Floats Plan To Charge ‘Small Monthly’ Payment To Use X

Elon Musk said that X, formerly known as Twitter, is moving to a “small monthly payment system” because “it’s the only way I can think of to combat vast armies of bots.” In a discussion Monday with Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Musk suggested that it would be a lower-tier pricing structure than its $8-per-month Twitter Blue, its premium subscription service.

In Show Of Force, Silicon Valley Titans Pledge ‘Getting This Right’ With AI

Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and others discussed artificial intelligence with lawmakers, as tech companies strive to influence potential regulations.

Musk Says He Will Sue Anti-Defamation League For Defamation Over Antisemitism Accusation

Twitter/X Will Use Public Data To Train AI Models

Twitter/X May Collect Users’ Biometric Data, Education And Job history

Following Elon Musk’s Lead, Big Tech Is Surrendering To Disinformation

Facebook and YouTube are receding from their role as watchdogs against conspiracy theories ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

Musk’s New Twitter Policies Helped Spread Russian Propaganda, E.U. Says

X’s failure to slow the spread of disinformation on the internet would have violated E.U. social media law, had it been in effect.