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Walmart latest big advertiser to pull out of Musk's X amid widening concerns over hate speech, reach

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Well, Walmart, you know what you can do. As recently expressed by Musk.

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X's revenue: how loooooooow can it go?

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"Hate speech" Lol. The Left have lost their favourite echo chamber. Here's a tissue. The tide is turning, I hope.

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Musk actions made him an easy excuse, companies can now take an easy and cheap gesture that is seen by the people as rejecting bigotry and discrimination just by dropping their advertising on X and it is all thanks to Musk. I would be sorry for Yaccarino since her reputation is now destroyed as well but she had every chance to drop the company and instead choose to make impossible excuses.

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There's an old saying: "Money talks..."

Some of you may remember the rest.

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Musk will win this

What’s he trying to win?

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'Wonder boy"?..."Business genius"?

How about mentally ill...

This guy paid $44 billion for a company he has ran into the ground and is now worth less than $19 billion - and dropping more each day...

And how does he stem the drop - by telling his customers (the heads of other companies that advertise) to go "F-themselves"...

And that's after he re-tweets an anti-Semitic post...

The guy needs mental help...fast...

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So is Walmart ‘woke’?

Will they go broke now?

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Since I started blocking people with needles and masks in their names and who people who state their pronouns, I never see hateful posts.

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The Walmart owners, the Walton family have combined wealth greater than Musk.

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Walmart thinks it can defeat the Musk's bottomless billions.

Good luck.

It’s a bit paranoid and hysterical to think Walmart’s aim here was to ‘defeat’ Musk.

Why would they want to defeat him?

I think the more rational explanation is they saw Twitter as a platform on the slide. Also, after Musk allowed more of the trash in, they didn’t want to be associated with it.

I’d say probably more of Twitter going down the pan as a business than it’s more trashy look these days.

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ThubanToday 09:34 am JST

X is therefore essentially funded by the taxpayer, because Musk can use his wealth from Telsa and Space X to prop up X.

The question is: would Musk want to spend billions of his own money every year just to keep his hate platform alive?

Walmart thinks it can defeat the Musk's bottomless billions.

Good luck.

They already have. X is now a zombie of a platform.

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The question is: would Musk want to spend billions of his own money every year just to keep his hate platform alive?

You wonder how much Musk’s pride will play a part in keeping it alive here. He does have the means to keep it alive, but X could end up like a urine-smelling pub full of deadbeats and losers slurring about conspiracy theories, cucks and wokeness.

Not a good look for a successful entrepreneur.

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amid concerns about hate speech

UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech defines hate speech as…

[A]ny kind of communication in speech, writing or behaviour, that attacks or uses pejorative or discriminatory language with reference to a person or a group on the basis of who they are, in other words, based on their religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, colour, descent, gender or other identity factor.”

https://www.un.org/en/hate-speech/understanding-hate-speech/what-is-hate-speech

On the same page the UN clarifies the meaning of ‘discriminatory’ as “biased, bigoted or intolerant.” Now with this in mind I would submit that Wikipedia is freely allowed to promote “Hate Speech.” How so? Consider the following quotes from the entries noted:

Asian pride is a term that encourages celebration of Asian ethnicity and culture, with various interpretations and origins.

“Asian pride” ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_pride )

Black Pride in the United States is a movement which encourages black people to celebrate African-American culture and embrace their African heritage.

“Black pride” ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_pride )

White pride and white power are expressions primarily used by white separatist, white nationalist, fascist, neo-Nazi, and white supremacist organizations in order to signal racist or racialist viewpoints.

“White pride” ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_pride )

While one would expect in the case of “White pride” a description analogous to the other two, e.g., “White pride is a term that encourages white people to celebrate European culture and embrace their European heritage,” a comparison of the articles shows that Wikipedia employs different standards depending on the ethnic group involved. On the Talk page Wikipedia excuses itself by saying it is only relying on “reliable sources” that, although perhaps biased, adhere to its standards of reliability ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:White_pride ). But this only means that Wikipedia standards are such that they accept sources that are hateful in nature.

So where is all the outrage against Wikipedia? There will be none because it is only called “hate speech” if “minorities” are the subject of the discriminatory language (Forgetting of course that people of European descent comprise the smallest group on the planet). It works on the same assumption that those who state “only white people can be racist” does, which in turn gives “minorities” free reign to say whatever racist thing they wish. No outcry will come over this either.

Musk however tries to encourage free expression from all sides on his site. So while there may be “hate speech” on X, at least it is equally allowed from all sides unlike literally everywhere else where discriminatory language, i.e., “hate speech,” against persons of European descent is expressly allowed. So all the talk about “hate speech” is just to destabilize Musk’s platform because it allows those not in line with the social engineers to be heard as well.

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Musk will win this.

Absolutely.

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You wonder how much Musk’s pride will play a part in keeping it alive here. He does have the means to keep it alive, but X could end up like a urine-smelling pub full of deadbeats and losers slurring about conspiracy theories, cucks and wokeness. 

Not a good look for a successful entrepreneur.

Can’t see that happening, in the end, these advertisers care about making profits, some are already coming back, I think most will, if they don’t, they’re stupid. He should play the long game, never relent, his band should ultimately prevail, just hang in for a few bumpy weeks ahead. If you want to see real and true antisemitism on display, check out TikTok.

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Musk, the most unliked boy at school, thought he could buy the popular part of the playground, then wondered why nobody went there anymore.

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Musk, the most unliked boy at school,

That’s why they’re all poor now

thought he could buy the popular part of the playground,

Not could, he did and then some

then wondered why nobody went there anymore.

He said a few days ago to F-themselves, no wondering, but duly stated.

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Absolutely.

But Trump refuses to return to Twitter/X. Musk as failed because Trump won't return.

Love to see Walmart go under.

Then where will Trump people shop?

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nishikat Today 03:01 pm JST

Then where will Trump people shop?

Perhaps at all the various local business that would return which had been displaced by the coming of Walmart. True, the people will likely have to pay more, but at least the money will go to help the local economy rather than be vacuumed out of communities to parts unknown.

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Musk is autistic

Does being autistic mean you get to be antisemitic?

Would you bully him at school too?

Not for being autistic but certainly for being a edgelord loser.

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