Elon Musk is taking legal action against Media Matters, a media watchdog organization, after they published a report suggesting that pro-Nazi ads were running alongside organic content from users on his new social media platform, X. Musk announced on Twitter that his company, X Corp, will be filing a lawsuit against Media Matters and anyone else involved in what he described as a fraudulent attack on his company.
In response to the report, Musk also faced accusations of antisemitism after a Twitter response he fired off. This scandalous situation has resulted in major advertisers such as Apple, Disney, WB, IBM, and Lionsgate pausing or outright suspending advertising on the X platform, which has greatly affected the platform’s bottom line.
Media Matters’ report suggested that Nazi propaganda was somehow popping up on X, which spurred the large companies to take action. Musk claims that Media Matters’ report is misleading and has caused significant financial harm to his company.
Musk stated, “The split second court opens on Monday, X Corp will be filing a thermonuclear lawsuit against Media Matters and ALL those who colluded in this fraudulent attack on our company. Their board, their donors, their network of dark money, all of them.”
The legal action Musk is taking aims to rectify the financial damage caused by the suspension of advertising on X. This comes at a time when Musk’s SpaceX Starship rocket self-destructed after a successful launch, adding to the challenges he has faced this week.
Despite the setbacks, Musk remains committed to addressing the controversy surrounding Media Matters’ report and the impact it has had on his new social media platform. The lawsuit is a strategic move to defend the integrity of his company and seek compensation for the financial losses incurred.
The situation is ongoing, and Musk’s determination to hold Media Matters accountable through legal action demonstrates his commitment to protecting the reputation and financial stability of his new venture. As the legal process unfolds, the outcome will have significant implications for the future of X and its relationship with advertisers and the media industry as a whole.