November 28, 2023

‘Oppressors of Right to Free Speech:’ Elon Musk Blasts Major Corporations, Announces Plans to Sue Media Matters

Elon Musk’s X has introduced plans to sue leftist nonprofit Media Matters, and has blasted main firms as “oppressors of your right to free speech” as his social media firm battles a brand new wave of advertiser boycotts.

“This week Media Matters for America posted a story that completely misrepresented the real user experience on X, in another attempt to undermine freedom of speech and mislead advertisers,” stated X/Twitter in a statement refuting Media Matters’ research.

In a tweet within the early hours of Saturday morning, 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.”

The firm accuses Media Matters of manipulating the general public and advertisers by curating its timeline to “misinform advertisers about the placement of their posts.”

X alleges that of the 5.5 billion advert impressions served on the platform on the day Media Matters launched its report accusing the platform of displaying advertisements subsequent to “pro-Nazi” content material, simply 50 whole advert impressions have been displayed subsequent to the content material cherrypicked by the nonprofit.

A quantity of firms have joined the most recent boycott towards X, together with Apple, Disney, Sony Pictures, Comcast/NBCUniversal, Paramount, Warner Bros, and Lionsgate.

Musk took the boycott as a chance to promote X’s new premium $16 subscription service. The $16 tier features a blue checkmark, advert income sharing, entry to the Grok AI chatbot, and an ads-free expertise.

“Premium+ also has no ads in your timeline,” stated Musk. “Many of the largest advertisers are the greatest oppressors of your right to free speech.”

The Media Matters report capitalized on a firestorm of outrage sparked by Musk agreeing with a person’s submit that Jewish organizations had supported a “dialectical hatred against whites” that’s now being turned on them within the context of the Israel-Gaza battle. Musk later clarified that the goal of his criticism was liberal organizations claiming to signify all Jews, specifically the Anti-Defamation League.

That submit Musk concurred with had been made in a response to an advert towards antisemitism that featured a white working class father lecturing his son about antisemitic posts on-line. Many X customers took subject with the advert, on condition that surveys consistently show that minorities are more likely to hold anti-Semitic viewpoints than white people.

Allum Bokhari is the senior expertise correspondent at Breitbart News. He is the creator of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.