Elon Musk bans the use of the phrase ‘from the river to the sea’, and ‘decolonisation’ on X, claiming it to imply genocide.
“From the river to the sea” is a Palestinian slogan which originated in 1964, signifiing the liberation of occupied Palestine from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.
The slogan asserts Palestinians’ right to their land, highlighting their struggle against Israel’s atrocities since its occupation of Palestine.
The slogan originated in 1964 when the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) called for a single state to encompass its historic territories under late Yasser Arafat’s leadership.
However, this proposition never got accepted and more than 750,000 Palestinians were instead driven from their homes in what became known as the Nakba, or the “catastrophe”. And the ongoing Israel-Hamas war in Gaza Strip could be atributed as the second Nakba.
But what about the Free-Speech as Musk said that X will file a ‘thermonuclear lawsuit against Media Matters and ALL those who colluded in a fraudulent attack on his company’.
The split second court opens on Monday, X Corp will be filing a thermonuclear lawsuit against Media Matters and ALL those who colluded in this fraudulent attack on our company pic.twitter.com/55vl7PspaQ
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2023
Tech giant Elon Musk on Saturday stated in a post on his social media platform X, that anyone who uses the slogan “from the river to the sea” and the word “decolonisation” will be suspended.
These words and phrases are anti-Semitic and lead to an increased hatred towards Jews, the X-platform owner maintained.
Musk reposted his previous message in which he says that the term decolonisation, “necessarily implies a Jewish genocide, thus it is unacceptable to any reasonable person.”
While reposting his own message, Musk wrote: “As I said earlier this week, ‘decolonisation’, ‘from the river to the sea’ and similar euphemisms necessarily imply genocide.
“Clear calls for extreme violence are against our terms of service and will result in suspension.”
As I said earlier this week, “decolonization”, “from the river to the sea” and similar euphemisms necessarily imply genocide.
Clear calls for extreme violence are against our terms of service and will result in suspension. https://t.co/1fCFo5Lezb
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 17, 2023
X-platform users react to Elon Musk’s announcement!
The world wants to educate the billionaire Telsa CEO on what words De-colonization, Genocide and the slogan “From River To The Sea” exactly mean:
You can dictate views and define policies on this platform because you have the money which brings you control, very similar to the control the apartheid regime of #Israel has over western media and govts. That's all there is money buying the power to dictate views and define… https://t.co/Qgh3xqMTMP
— M. Jibran Nasir 🇵🇸 (@MJibranNasir) November 18, 2023
“From the river to the sea.. Palestine will be FREE" is NOT a call for genocide. It’s the complete opposite.
— Majid Freeman (@Majstar7) November 17, 2023
This is Elon Musk putting words in the mouths of Palestinians.
Forget that every single one of us has tried to explain how "from the river to the sea" meant equality for all, and an end to the oppressive Apartheid regime; he's telling you that what I really want is to kill… https://t.co/ENqqxWCETl
— Afif Aqrabawi (@AjAqrabawi) November 17, 2023
Decolonization is genocide, so colonialism is life @elonmusk?
Did you learn that from indigenous South Africans? Or from the indigenous peoples of Canada? It may be a good time to ask them again. #Gaza #Palestine #Genocide #FreePalestine #RiverToTheSea https://t.co/H50WcUaKRb
— Noura Erakat (@4noura) November 18, 2023
Decolonization doesn’t imply genocide. It means the boot is taken off of one people’s neck & native people are liberated. It implies one state for all people, the right of return & a system that isn’t structured to benefit one people over another. It’s actually liberation for all https://t.co/lXlV97Ca2c
— Remi Kanazi (@Remroum) November 17, 2023
The sheer stupidity of letting a tech oligarch steer this ship w/ his every moronic whim and the plaudits of the rubes and cynics who back him. “Decolonization” is the historical experience of the bulk of the planet’s population and arguably the central story of the 20th century https://t.co/Gth7u6oqwv
— Ishaan Tharoor (@ishaantharoor) November 18, 2023