IBM’s corporate virtue signaling just backfired big time when someone remembered this bit of history

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People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.  That bit of proverbial history should have been on IBMs mind before they started virtue signaling.

Americans have grown tired of the woke ideologies that have infected our biggest corporations.

And IBM’s latest attempt at virtue signaling just reminded them of some history they would really like to forget.

IBM has “zero tolerance” for hate speech on social media

Elon Musk has been fighting back against woke-fueled censorship ever since last year when he took the helm of Twitter, now known as X. 

The billionaire tech mogul has faced multiple advertising boycotts led by non-profit groups that wish for him to continue the status quo that existed under previous leadership. 

Now amid the conflict in Israel and a rise in antisemitic sentiments—the woke mob is coming for X again. 

Last week, the Radical Leftists at Media Matters published a hit piece claiming that Musk’s platform is promoting antisemitic feelings on their website. 

Multiple companies took the bait and pulled advertising dollars off the platform.

One of the companies that bought into Media Matters’ attack was global tech giant IBM. 

The company announced in a statement last week, that they would be pulling all advertising from the platform. 

“IBM has zero tolerance for hate speech and discrimination and we have immediately suspended all advertising on X while we investigate this entirely unacceptable situation,” they said.

But IBM had just exposed themselves and was about to become a target of internet researchers.

IBM traced “bloodlines” to identify Jews in Nazi Germany

Multiple users on the X platform quickly pointed out the hypocrisy of IBM’s move in posts that reached millions. 

Journalist at The Post Millennial, Jack Posobiec informed his followers that IBM was directly involved in tabulating the number of Jewish people living in Nazi Germany. 

In response to an article announcing IBM’s move to pull advertising dollars over antisemitism, the influencer wrote, “The IBM that was paid to run the racial census in 1933 Germany? That IBM?”

According to the Jewish Virtual Library, IBM formed a “philosophical alliance with Nazi Germany.” Under this alliance they “invented the racial census—listing not just religious affiliation, but bloodline going back generations.”

“This was the Nazi data lust. Not just to count the Jews—but to identify them” they wrote.

Another conservative influencer, Ashley St. Clair pointed to a book on the partnership.

IBM automated “human destruction”

St. Clair pointed out that American historian, Edwin Black had also highlighted the nefarious relationship between IBM and Nazi Germany. 

The book entitled IBM and the Holocaust dove deep into this relationship. 

Black explained that “IBM Germany, using its own staff and equipment” had “made Hitler’s program of Jewish destruction a technological mission the company pursued with chilling success.” 

The company “designed, executed, and supplied indispensable technologic assistance Hitler’s Third Reich needed to accomplish what had never been done before—the automation of human destruction.”

And while IBM joined forces with Media Matters to attack the X platform—they continued advertising on other platforms where antisemitism was exploding. 

Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok were completely ignored in the campaign to defund the so-called antisemites.

“Don’t worry IBM, I don’t think you can possibly make a worse brand deal than the one you did in 1933,” St. Clair wrote.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.