San Francisco, Dec 1 : Elon Musk-run X Corp has witnessed a wave of resignations from the sales team over the past month, media reports said. According to a report by Claire Atkinson, the sales staff started exiting the company shortly after X gave out bonus checks in November. The microblogging platform has experienced a wave of resignations from both senior and junior employees, making this a chaotic month for the site and its owner.

According to the report, X is running its headquarters with a skeleton crew and its advertising business is losing money. Meanwhile, Musk stunned the world when he told advertisers to "go f*** yourself" late on Wednesday after some top companies pulled advertising on his platform over his endorsement of anti-Semitism. At The New York Times' DealBook Summit, when Andrew Ross Sorkin asked the X owner about pauses in advertising, Musk replied: "Don't advertise." Amazon CEO Andy Jassy Says ‘Designing Our Own Chips Is the Best Path to Makes Our Customers’ Lives Better and Easier Every Day in the Generative AI Era’.

"You don't want them to advertise?" Sorkin asked him. "If somebody's going to try to blackmail me with advertising, blackmail me with money? Go f*** yourself," Musk said. Musk's remarks came after he promoted an anti-Semitic post on X last month and faced a storm of criticism. However, he apologised for what he called his "dumbest" ever social media post on Semitism. Meta Removes Network of Thousands of Fake and Misleading Accounts Based in China.

Companies that have paused or pulled advertising on X in the last few weeks include Apple, Comcast/NBCUniversal, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, IBM, Paramount Global, Lionsgate and the European Commission.

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