Elon Musk cautioned that Italy’s low birth rate could deter investors while asserting that advertisers were returning to X (previously Twitter) following their departure over anti-semitism chaos. Musk stated during the Atreju political event, which was hosted by the Brothers of Italy party of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.
“I think X will be fine, and we are actually already seeing advertisers return to X. Brand advertisers are always worried about their brand…. But I think it’s a short-term issue.”
The proprietor of the social media network had previously warned that the boycott of advertisements could “kill the company”. Elon Musk claimed that a “woke mind virus” had infected some of the organisations that had abandoned X.
The term “woke” is typically used to disparage those who are deemed to be overly socially conscious. Identity politics was “just no fun,” “very divisive,” and “anti-meritocratic.”
Musk said he was “very much in favour of legal migration”, saying countries should welcome anyone honest who is willing to work hard. It was not possible to assess who fulfilled these characteristics without controls, he said, “Let’s increase legal immigration, but we should stop illegal immigration.”
Musk issued a warning, stating that “people will disappear” in the absence of an increase in the birth rate and that migration is not a replacement for domestic population growth. The Tesla chief drew attention to Italy’s low fertility rate and cautioned businesses considering investing there that there is a danger.
In other news – Nicki Minaj gives $50K holiday donation to Toys for Tots
This holiday season, Nicki Minaj is thinking about children in need. During an appearance on Thursday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, the rap superstar donated an array of toys as well as $50,000 to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, which distributes gifts to children around the country.
“Thank you to you guys for allowing me to do this on your show. It was something that meant a lot to me,” Minaj, 41, told host Andy Cohen while presenting a large pink check to the foundation, according to a clip from the episode shared by fans to social media. Read more