Texas Attorney General opens investigation into Media Matters for “potential fraudulent activity”

Exclusive-Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has warned of “possible wrongdoing” after X CEO Elon Musk accused the left-wing media watchdog group of manipulating data on social media platforms. Media Matters has started an investigation for this reason.

After a number of advertisers, including IBM, Apple, Disney, Lionsgate and Paramount, fled X (formerly Twitter), Musk vowed to sue the watchdog group in a “thermonuclear lawsuit.”

media is important A report has been published On Friday, it accused X of placing an ad next to a “white supremacist hashtag.” However, Musk believes the group “totally misrepresented the real user experience” in order to mislead advertisers.

Musk threatens ‘thermonuclear lawsuit’ over media issue

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey, a Republican, posted Sunday that his legal team is “looking into” the matter. Paxton is now “deeply troubled” by the allegations and has launched a formal investigation with his office.

Ken Paxton on the podium

FILE – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton releases a statement on May 26, 2023 from his office in Austin, Texas. The Texas Senate is set to givel in for the impeachment trial of state Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, as corruption allegations are formally reported and Republican senators are expected to take the lead at one of the nation’s largest lawyers. Lawyers may be expelled. red state. ((AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

“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.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office said, “Under the Texas Business Organizations Act and the False Trade Practices Act, the OAG will vigorously crack down on nonprofit organizations that engage in fraudulent activity within or that have an impact on Texas.” said.

Musk refutes accusations of anti-Semitism: ‘Nothing could be further from the truth’

Elon Musk

Billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the Vivatech trade show on Friday, June 16, 2023 in Paris, France. (Nathan Lane/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Last week, Musk found himself in trouble after commenting on a post about X that critics believed was anti-Semitic. The tech billionaire has since revealed that anyone who posts genocidal content will be suspended from Company X.

“At the risk of stating the obvious, anyone who advocates genocide of *any* group will be suspended from this platform,” Musk wrote in a post on X.

“As we said earlier this week, euphemisms such as ‘decolonization’ and ‘from the rivers to the sea’ necessarily imply genocide. A clarion call for extreme violence is not a clear call for extreme violence. This is against the rules and is suspended,” Musk wrote.

Nevertheless, White House Press Secretary Andrew Bates condemned Mr. Musk and the House of Representatives condemned “in the strongest terms this abhorrent act that promotes anti-Semitism and racist hatred.” He said it goes against his core values ​​as an American.


This isn’t the first time advertisers have pulled out of social media platforms. When Musk first took over Twitter (now known as X) last year, he promised to restore free speech to the platform. In response, hundreds of advertisers pulled their ads.

The CEO now wants to uncover the truth behind the Media Matters report, saying, “The findings and testimonies will be eye-opening.”

Media Matters did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.