Musk sues media regulator after anti-Semitic report on X

Elon Musk, owner of the social media platform X, filed a lawsuit against Media Matters, a non-profit organization that monitors American media companies for hate speech.

The organization released a report last week stating that X-ads from major companies are regularly placed alongside anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi posts. In response to the report, companies like IBM and Comcast have decided to stop advertising on X for now.

Musk angrily responded to Media Matters last weekend, announcing at the time that he would be filing a “thermonuclear lawsuit” against the organization and anyone involved in this fraudulent attack on our company.

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Musk did not deny that the ads were actually placed right next to anti-Semitic posts, but he did say that this was compared to the total number of ads on it. It is a very rare condition.

It is unknown what exactly Musk wanted to achieve with this lawsuit: He did not seek damages or ask Media Matters to retract its report.

44 to 19 billion

Musk and his company have suffered further discredit over the past week: Last Friday, A White House spokesman called it an “incitement of anti-Semitism and racial hatred.”

Last year, Musk took over listed company Twitter outright for $44 billion, quickly renaming it X. The company’s value is currently around $19 billion.

Source: NOS