Thursday, May 23, 2024

Elon Musk Says He Has “no choice but to file a defamation lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League” to Bring Back Advertisers


All day long — well all the time — Twitter accounts have been begging Elon Musk to take antisemitic accounts from the platform.

He doesn’t do it.

Musk says he won’t tolerate antisemitism but TwitterX whatever is filled with them. Musk claims the Anti-Defamation League is causing advertisers to not spent money on the platform. therefore putting him in financial peril.

He suggests that his new solution is not to remove the offending accounts but to sue the ADL for defamation. He’s blaming the Jews for boycotting ad spends on Twitter X — openly now.

To make a case against the ADL. Musk is retweeting or reposting articles critical of the group from Jewish publications like He’s also basically calling Mark Zuckerberg a coward for “caving” into Stop Hate groups– using an article from Politico. Musk posted: “The Facebook caved to far left pressure groups and now allows them to silently dictate policy in exchange for ad money”

I don’t think this will convince anyone that such a lawsuit would be a wise idea.
On the other hand, how will this affect Tesla stock? Does he care? And what about more defections from TwitterX? So many people of importance have left. Musk seems not to notice.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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