Elon Musk announced overnight that he’s filing a “thermonuclear lawsuit against Media Matters” for their attempt to mislead advertisers.
Musk wrote in a tweet “The split second court opens on Monday, X Corp will be filing a thermonuclear lawsuit against Media Matters and ALL those who colluded in this fraudulent attack on our company.”
Here’s what Musk is referring to, via Newsmax:
Liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America said earlier this week it found ads from IBM, Apple, and others were placed alongside content promoting Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.
Musk on Wednesday endorsed an antisemitic post on X that falsely claimed members of the Jewish community were stoking hatred against white people, drawing sharp condemnation, including from the White House.
Numerous companies suspended ads in the last two days, including IBM, Disney, Warner Bros Discovery and Comcast, Lions Gate Entertainment and Paramount Global. Axios reported that Apple, the world’s largest company by market value, would do the same.
Here’s what Elon released about the lawsuit against Media Matters. It accuses them of manipulating their timelines to get the results they wanted for their article in order to smear X as promoting antisemitic advertising: