Musk threatens ‘thermonuclear lawsuit’ as X ad boycott gathers pace – Politico

Elon Musk said Saturday that he will file a “thermonuclear lawsuit” against nonprofit Media Matters and other companies including Disney, Apple and IBM. Advertising on X is said to have been suspended Amid an anti-Semitic storm on social media.

Media Matters, an American group describes itself “A Progressive Research and Information Center” that monitors the “media for conservative misinformation” was released earlier this week. Research Shows that X has posted ads that appear next to pro-Nazi posts.

Former X CEO Linda Yaccarino said Brands are now protected from the “risk of being next” to toxic content on the platform.

“Second split court opens Monday,” Musk said In a post on Saturday X. “X Corp will file a thermonuclear case against Media Matters and all those involved in this fraudulent attack on our company,” he said.

Musk released a statement titled “Stand with X to Protect Free Speech,” where he said Media Matters “grossly misrepresented the actual user experience on X.” “For speech to be truly free, we must have the freedom to see or hear things that some may find objectionable,” he added, adding, “We will not allow agenda-driven activists or even our profits to block our view.”

Tesla and SpaceX owner Musk bought Twitter last year and renamed it X Under fire Tolerating and promoting bigotry on social media platforms. The latest episode comes after Musk endorsed it this week An antisemitic post In X “True Truth” What were the Jewish people doing?

Antisemitic post said “Jewish communities (sic) are inciting the exact kind of dialectical hatred against white people that they want people to stop using against them.” The post also mentions a popular anti-Semitic conspiracy theory about “minority hordes” flooding the West.

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The White House condemned the post. Reminds Musk has responded to a conspiracy theory that inspired the man In 2018, 11 people were killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Companies Stopping ads on X Disney, IBM, Apple, Paramount, NBCUniversal, Comcast, Lionsgate and Warner Bros. Includes Discovery Media reports.

Communication Department of the European Commission, in Brussels All EU administrative services have been consulted According to an internal note from POLITICO’s Playbook, X had to stop running ads over “widespread concerns about the spread of misinformation.”

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