Media Matters for America, a left-wing non-profit organization specializing in media monitoring, published a report last week that Elon Musk very much disliked. So much so that the billionaire and his social networking site X decided to sue the organization.
Elon Musk is outraged by the report on anti-Semitism on X. He filed a lawsuit
Media Matters noted in the report that anti-Semitic or pro-Nazi content appears on the X website. Musk’s social media posts included, among others: quotes from Hitler’s statements and statements denying the existence of the Holocaust. Moreover, such content was presented by X right next to advertisements, often of large and well-known companies.
Portal X, owned by the billionaire, decided to respond with a lawsuit. In a lawsuit filed on Monday in a Texas court, X Corp (the formal owner of Corp, and then presented these fabricated images as if they were what typical X users experience on the platform,”
Musk’s company also said Media Matters curated the content to “drive advertisers off the platform and destroy X Corp.” It added that ads from Comcast, Oracle and IBM “appeared alongside hateful content only for Media Matters and no other viewer.” This claim was confirmed on X by Linda Yaccarino, CEO of the platform. Over the weekend, Elon Musk announced that he would sue Media Matters and anyone who “colluded” with the organization “in this fraudulent attack” on X.
Media Matters president Angelo Carusone said he was not afraid of a lawsuit from Platform X, and the organization “will win all legal actions.” In a statement, he also called Elon Musk “a tyrant who threatens baseless lawsuits in an attempt to silence reports that he himself has confirmed.” The billionaire himself stated in two separate posts on X on Monday evening that “Media Matters is pure evil.”
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Publication of the Media Matters report In a comment, the billionaire supported the absurd conspiracy theory that Jews would promote hatred towards whites. “You told the actual truth,” Musk replied to the user spreading the theory. In response to the billionaire’s behavior, some large companies (including Apple, Sony Pictures and Disney) stopped displaying their ads on the X platform.
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