The billionaire blames the Anti-Defamation League for the drop in advertising revenue on X, and the organization in turn believes that Musk has an anti-Semitic policy on his social network.
The American businessman Elon Musk threatened to sue the Jewish organization Anti-Defamation League (ADL), based in New York, to “clear the name” of his social network X, formerly Twitter, which that organization accuses of anti-Semitism.
“For clear the name of our platform When it comes to anti-Semitism, it seems we have no choice but to file a defamation lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League… oh, how ironic!” wrote this Monday the billionaire in his account in X.
According to Musk, the ADL is responsible for the decline in advertising revenue at the social network that he bought last year for $44 billion, as it has been pressuring advertisers not to collaborate with X. The organization has repeatedly accused to the anti-Semitism social network, saying that messages of that order have skyrocketed by X since Musk bought the platform.
“Advertisers avoid controversy, so all ADL needs to crush our advertising revenue in the US and Europe is to make baseless accusations“, explained Musk to users. To this he added that “this ‘controversy’ causes advertisers to take a ‘pause’, which becomes permanent until ADL gives the green light, which it will not do without us agreeing to secretly suspend or shadow block any account that don’t like it.”
Last week, in response to a comment by Dutch conservative activist Eva Vlaardingerbroek, who he claimed that people are fed up with the Jewish organization “labeling everything they don’t like as hateful/racist/dangerous/far-right,” Musk He suggested that a vote should be taken in X on whether or not to block the League. “To be very clear: I am in favor of freedom of expression, but against anti-Semitism of any kind“, accurate businessman.