Elon Musk Files Defamation Suit Against Media Matters

Reuters reports:

Messaging platform X on Monday sued media watchdog group Media Matters, alleging the organization defamed the platform after it published a report that said ads for major brands had appeared next to posts touting Nazism.

X, formerly Twitter, has faced growing outrage since Media Matters published the report on Thursday, which led IBM, Comcast and several other advertisers to pull ads from the platform in response.

Since Musk purchased Twitter for $44 billion in October 2022, a stream of advertisers have fled the platform, wary of some of Musk’s controversial posts and layoffs of employees who worked to moderate content.

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As you can see below, right wing outlets and prominent extremists such as accused rapist Andrew Tate have pledged to launch new advertising campaigns on X to counter the exodus of “woke” Hollywood corporations.