The process of these character assassination professionals is well known: uncomfortable people with their own opinions and outspoken viewpoints – in this current case Elon Musk (52) – are suddenly attacked with outrageous accusations of anti-Semitism. The consequences are clear: compliance officers and communications managers at large corporations fear contamination, that their own company will be “dirty” if advertising is placed around the attacked company. This often sets off a chain reaction, which is intensified by intense media reporting on the alleged “anti-Semitism problems” of the attacked company.
Now even a Wikipedia entry about Elon Musk suddenly reads: “Musk has expressed views that have made him a polarizing figure. He has been criticized for making unscientific and misleading statements, including COVID-19 misinformation, transphobia, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
But the $219 billion media professional quickly recognized this risk of global character assassination: He would file a “thermonuclear lawsuit” against nonprofit regulator Media Matters and others because companies like Disney, Apple, and IBM allegedly engage in anti-Semitism. They are banning advertisements on X. Storm on social media platforms.
Media Matters, an American group that describes itself as a “progressive research and information center” that monitors “the media for conservative misinformation,” released a study earlier this week showing That the X ads that appear next to pro-Nazi posts have been changed, Politico magazine reports. X (Twitter) CEO Linda Yaccarino previously said that brands will now be “safe from the risk of standing next to potentially toxic content on the platform.”
Politico quoted Elon Musk as saying: “The trial will begin immediately on Monday. X Corp. Thermonuclear will file a lawsuit against Media Matters and everyone who participated in this fraudulent attack on our company.
And the Ax boss wrote on his social media platforms: “Stand with Ax to protect freedom of expression. For speech to be truly free, we must also be free to see or hear things that some people find offensive. We will not allow agenda workers or even our profits to hinder our interests.”