Elon Musk’s Mr. X filed a lawsuit Monday against Media Matters for America, accusing the media watchdog of defaming the social media platform.
The lawsuit comes after Media Matters for America claimed in a report last week that ads for big brands like IBM and Comcast could appear next to pro-Nazi posts on X. woke up.
The report notes that ads for Apple and Oracle ran next to anti-Semitic content on It was also announced that advertisements such as
Musk responded by accusing the group of “totally misrepresenting the real user experience” in order to mislead advertisers. On Saturday, he vowed to file a “thermonuclear lawsuit” against Media Matters and others who were “complicit in this fraudulent attack on our company.”
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In a complaint filed in federal court in Fort Worth, Texas, San Francisco-based Company He said he described it as “as if it were experienced by an X user.”
According to X’s complaint, the nonprofit “manipulated the algorithms that govern X’s user experience to circumvent security measures and create racist and inflammatory images in paid posts from X’s largest advertisers.” “It is artificially created, inorganic, and extremely rare.” It’s something. ”
Early Monday morning, Texas Attorney Ken Paxton started another investigation He filed a complaint with Media Matters about what his office deemed “possible misconduct.”
“We are looking closely at this issue to ensure that the public is not fooled by the machinations of radical left-wing organizations whose sole desire is to reduce participation in the public square and limit freedom,” Paxton said in a statement.
In response to Paxton’s lawsuit, Musk derided Media Matters as “pure evil.”
FOX Business has reached out to Media Matters for comment on Musk’s lawsuit.
Media Matters Chairman Angelo Carusone told Reuters earlier on Monday that X Company’s assurances that it had safeguards in place to prevent ads from appearing next to harmful content were inconsistent with the investigation. Ta.
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“If you search for white supremacist content, you’ll find a ton of ads,” Carusone said. “The system they say exists is actually not working.”
Musk found himself in trouble last week after commenting on a post by X that critics deemed anti-Semitic. Musk later clarified that anyone posting genocidal content would be suspended from X.
“At the risk of stating the obvious, anyone who advocates genocide of *any* group will be suspended from this platform,” Musk said.
This isn’t the first time advertisers have abandoned Twitter, now known as X. When Mr. Musk first bought the platform for $44 billion last year, he promised to restore free speech rights to the platform and prompted hundreds of advertisers to pull their ads.
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The CEO now wants to uncover the truth behind the Media Matters report, saying, “The findings and testimonies will be eye-opening.”
Fox News Digital’s Lacey Christ and The Associated Press contributed to this report.