According to Xitter’s CEO, the platform’s U.S. ad revenue is down 60% since he took over. Guess who South Africa’s Money Boo-Boo blames? No, not the corporations that don’t want ads for their brands to run next to xits celebrating nazism.
He blames people like the uppity folks at the Anti-Defamation League. Of course.
Elon Musk is threatening to sue the Anti-Defamation League to clear the name of X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. The billionaire had previously blamed the organization for losing advertising revenue.
“To clear our platform’s name on the matter of anti-Semitism, it looks like we have no choice but to file a defamation lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League … oh the irony!” Musk posted.
The Tesla owner had previously made it “super clear” that he was “pro-free speech but against anti-Semitism of any kind.”
To fashy slabs of tapioca the only form of antisemitism is any criticism of antisemitism and antisemites.
The ADL’s response suggests that its leadership would enjoy the opportunity to kick Skum’s ass so hard he catches up with the car he launched into space.
“ADL is unsurprised yet undeterred that antisemites, white supremacists, conspiracy theorists and other trolls have launched a coordinated attack on our organization. This type of thing is nothing new,” an ADL spokesperson said in a statement.
The statement continued, “This onslaught comes following our participation in the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington, where ADL proudly marched shoulder-to-shoulder with African-American leaders and those from other minority communities. It also follows a meeting with the leadership of X, formerly known as Twitter, that clearly upset these hateful groups.”
“Such insidious efforts don’t daunt us. Instead, they drive us to be unflinching in our commitment to fight hate in all its forms and ensure the safety of Jewish communities and other marginalized groups.”
Sokem’s latest threat comes about a month after the Mayo Monstrosity filed a suit against The Center for Countering Digital Hate, claiming that Xitter was the real victim because the CCDH had the audacity to point out the increase in hate speech on the site after he took over.
In its own blog post Monday, Twitter said its lawsuit was intended to promote free expression and that it “rejects all claims made by the CCDH.”
“X is a free public service funded largely by advertisers,” the company said. “Through the CCDH’s scare campaign and its ongoing pressure on brands to prevent the public’s access to free expression, the CCDH is actively working to prevent public dialogue.”
You can toss a few simoleons in CCDH’s legal defense fund, if you have a few to spare. CCDH’s CEO comprehensively called Mule’s bluff:
Responding to the complaint’s allegations on Tuesday, CCDH’s CEO Imran Ahmed told CNN that much of the lawsuit, particularly its claim about the unnamed individual, “sounds a bit like a conspiracy theory to me.”
“The truth is that he’s [Elon Musk] been casting around for a reason to blame us for his own failings as a CEO,” Ahmed said, “because we all know that when he took over, he put up the bat signal to racists and misogynists, to homophobes, to antisemites, saying ‘Twitter is now a free-speech platform.’ … And now he’s surprised when people are able to quantify that there has been a resulting increase in hate and disinformation.”
“All we do is hold up a mirror to the platform and ask them to consider whether or not they like the reflection they see in it,” Ahmed added. “What Mr. Musk has done is said, ‘I’m going to sue the mirror because I don’t like what I see.’”
The vast majority of self-described free speech absolutists’ absolutism ends where their feelings and profit margins begin. The next step will be to sue the corporations that paused their spending. Not really, bullies never pick on a target that’s bigger than they are. But he might try to sue anyone who attempts to delete their account.
I bet a lot of never-trumpists are wishing Smel had been born in the U.S. right now.
People who post off-topic comments think comment sections should
recreate the Xitter experience.