- X Corp has filed a lawsuit against Media Matters for America, claiming that the organization manufactured a report to drive advertisers away from the platform.
- Missouri and Texas Attorneys General have announced that they are examining the issue closely.
- X Corp is seeking damages, attorney’s fees, and an injunction to prevent Media Matters from publishing any further false or misleading statements.
Elon Musk’s social media company X, formerly known as Twitter, has filed a lawsuit against liberal advocacy group Media Matters for America. The lawsuit claims that Media Matters manufactured a report to show advertisers’ posts alongside neo-Nazi and white nationalist posts in order to “drive advertisers from the platform and destroy X Corp.”
In response, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have both announced that they are examining the issue closely to ensure that the public has not been deceived. Paxton released a statement, which Musk also posted to X, saying that radical left-wing organizations are attempting to limit freedom by reducing participation in the public square.
The lawsuit claims that Media Matters and one of its staff members published an investigative report saying Nazi content ran on the X app alongside advertisements from major corporations. This report has caused advertisers to flee X due to concerns about their ads showing up next to pro-Nazi content. Additionally, Musk has caused tension with his own posts endorsing an antisemitic conspiracy theory.
X is seeking damages, attorney’s fees, and an injunction to prevent Media Matters from publishing any further false or misleading statements about X. The lawsuit also seeks to have the court declare that Media Matters’ report was false and defamatory.
The case is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. It is unclear when a ruling will be made.