Elon Musk’s X Corp Files Lawsuit Against Media Matters Over Antisemitic Content Allegations


Elon Musk’s X Corp has officially taken legal action against Media Matters in response to allegations of antisemitic content placement on its social media platform, it is reported. The lawsuit, filed in Texas, accuses Media Matters of manufacturing images that falsely portrayed high-profile ads alongside Neo-Nazi and white-nationalist fringe content, causing major advertisers like IBM to suspend spending on X’s platform.

According to X’s complaint, Media Matters allegedly created an account specifically to follow “fringe accounts” and brands advertising on X, manipulating content to create pairings with controversial material. Despite asserting that such posts were rare and inorganic, X has admitted that the ads were indeed served.

X is suing Media Matters for interference with advertiser contracts, business disparagement, and interference with prospective economic advantage. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and demands the removal of Media Matters’ article making the allegations.

Media Matters President Angelo Carusone dismissed the lawsuit as “frivolous” and aimed at silencing critics. X has chosen to file the lawsuit in Texas, where anti-SLAPP provisions, designed to protect publishers from strategic lawsuits, don’t apply in federal court. The case is set to test the boundaries of free speech and legal claims, with X seeking resolution in a more conservative legal environment.

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