Elon Musk and X to sue ADL for false accusations of antisemitism

Elon Musk has announced that his social media platform X, formerly Twitter, will file a defamation lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League. Musk accused the ADL of falsely accusing him and X of being antisemitic.

The ADL is an organization that works to combat antisemitism, extremism and bigotry.

Musk also blamed the ADL for X’s falling U.S. advertising revenue.

Musk has been called out for liking posts with the hashtag #BanTheADL, which was trending on X last week. The trending hashtag, and Musk’s engagement with it, began hours after the ADL said it had a productive conversation with X CEO Linda Yaccarino about fighting hate speech on the platform.

Since Musk bought Twitter, reports of hate speech have abounded. In January, a lawsuit was filed in Germany accusing the platform of mishandling Holocaust denial, which is a crime in the country.

Musk himself has been accused of invoking antisemitic tropes and conspiracy theories by targeting Jewish billionaire George Soros and engaging with antisemitic content on X.

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