“Ah, what a travesty”
Musk Threatens to Sue Jewish Organization
09/05/2023 4:13 PM
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For years, the Anti-Defamation League has accused Service X of spreading anti-Semitic hate speech. Now X owner Elon Musk is turning the tables. He blames the organization for existing revenue problems and threatens to sue.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk has blamed the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for the loss of revenue from online service X, formerly known as Twitter, and threatened to sue them. “Looks like we have no choice but to sue the Anti-Defamation League for defamation to clear our site’s name on anti-Semitism… Oh, how ironic,” Musk wrote on stage.
“According to advertisers, ADL is responsible for most of our revenue losses,” explained the billionaire. ADL may be responsible for destroying half of the company’s value, “that’s about $22 billion.”
“Advertisers shy away from controversy, so all the ADL has to do is make baseless allegations to destroy our ad revenue in the US and Europe,” Musk said. Because of this “controversy” “advertisers take a ‘pause,’ but the pause is permanent until the ADL gives the green light, and they won’t do it without our permission, presumably to covert any account they don’t want.” Banned or prohibited,” explained Musk.
For years, the ADL has accused the platform of spreading anti-Semitic hate speech. Controversial tycoon Musk bought Twitter last October for $44 billion and has since moved ahead with a restructuring of the company that has introduced new fees and stopped rating content distributed there, leading to a decline in ad revenue. Also, Twitter accounts of controversial users, including former US President Donald Trump, have been shut down before. In late July, Musk changed Twitter’s name to X.
About a month ago, the company took legal action against the Center Against Digital Hate. The international non-governmental organization fights against the spread of hate, racism and homophobia on the Internet.
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