X for Elon Musk (formerly Twitter) filed a lawsuit against the media outlet for defamation on Monday
After Elon Musk threatened a “thermonuclear process” against Media Matters on Friday, his company about ads that appear alongside posts with anti-Semitic rhetoric.
“Media Matters designed these images and their resulting media strategy to drive advertisers off the platform and destroy X Corp.” Bloomberg.
Last week, after Musk wrote “You told the truth” in response to a post from user to study displaying advertisements for large companies alongside posts with neo-Nazi content. The report triggered an exodus of advertisers from the platform, including Apple, Disney, IBM, Sony, Paramount and Warner Brothers.
The White House later criticized Musk for endorsing an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. “It is unacceptable to repeat the heinous lie behind the most fatal act of anti-Semitism in American history at any time, much less a month after the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust,” the White House spokesman said. , Andrew Bates. said in a statementadding that the White House “condemns this abhorrent promotion of anti-Semitic and racist hatred in the strongest terms, which goes against our fundamental values as Americans.”
The billionaire has repeatedly denied that he is anti-Semitic, saying in one publish responding to the ADL that he is “for free speech but against anti-Semitism of any kind.” X CEO Linda Yaccarino attempted damage control, assuring advertisers and users that the platform does not tolerate hate speech against Jews or any other minorities, stating in a tweet on November 16. user Asking“(How many) times are you going to try to interfere with (Musk) like that before you just resign?”