Elon Musk Announces ‘Thermonuclear’ Lawsuit Against Media Watchdog


X Corp, formerly Twitter, plans to file a ‘thermonuclear’ lawsuit against Media Matters and those attacking the platform, as major US companies pause advertising.

Elon Musk’s Announcement

Elon Musk announced on X Corp’s platform that the company will file a lawsuit against Media Matters and other involved parties, calling it a ‘fraudulent attack’.

Media Matters’ Allegations

Media Matters for America accused corporate advertisements of being placed alongside anti-Semitic content on X Corp, prompting major US companies like IBM, Apple, Oracle, Comcast, Disney, and others to pause their ads on the platform.

X Corp’s Response

X Corp, under Elon Musk’s ownership, denounced Media Matters’ allegations as a misrepresentation and an attempt to undermine freedom of speech and mislead advertisers. The company also accused Media Matters of creating an alternate account to misinform advertisers about the placement of their posts.

Civil Rights Groups’ Concern

Civil rights groups have expressed concern over X Corp’s reduced content moderation since Elon Musk’s ownership, resulting in a surge of hate speech on the platform.

White House Condemnation

The White House condemned Elon Musk’s endorsement of an anti-Semitic post on X Corp, labeling it as a ‘hideous’ conspiracy theory that promotes ‘anti-Semitic and racist hate’, which goes against American core values.