“Elon Musk Takes Legal Action Against Anti-Semitism Group on X

The boss of X, the new name of Twitter, accuses the organization of defamation against his social network. He believes that the Anti-Defamation League is responsible for the loss of revenue from his platform.

Elon Musk, the boss of Tesla and social. “In order to clear the name of our platform regarding anti-Semitism, it seems we have no choice but to sue the Anti-Defamation League for defamation… Oh the irony! », Wrote the media boss in a message posted Monday evening on X.

“Based on advertiser feedback, the ADL appears to be responsible for most of our lost revenue,” the billionaire continued, adding that “advertisers avoid controversy, so all the ADL needs to wipe out is our advertising revenue in the United States and Europe is to make unfounded accusations.”

“This ‘controversy’ causes advertisers to take a ‘pause,’ but that pause is permanent until the ADL gives the green light, which it won’t do without agreeing to secretly suspend or to ban any account they don’t like,” he accuses.

The number of insults is skyrocketing

Since he bought Twitter at the end of October, the Tesla boss has shaken up the platform, with massive layoffs – there are now 1,500 employees, compared to 8,000 previously – until the very recent name change. Its controversial approach to content moderation and chaotic new product launches, such as paid user authentication, have caused advertisers to flee en masse.

Elon Musk notably put an end to the fight against misinformation about Covid. In addition, it issued an amnesty for many accounts previously banned due to repeated violations of rules against misinformation or harassment. Tens of thousands of users have therefore returned, notably far-right or anti-vaccine conspiracists. According to several NGOs, the number of homophobic and racist insults has skyrocketed.

This is not the first time that the X platform has attacked an NGO. At the beginning of August, she took an organization fighting the dissemination of hateful content online, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), to the American federal courts, accusing it of leading an unjustified denigration campaign against the social network.

The application enriches its functionalities
Last week, the social network X announced that it would allow audio and video calls. Objective, to make the platform an “all-purpose application”. The features will be accessible on Android, iOS, mac and PC, and without the need for a phone number, Elon Musk said. “X is the world directory,” he added.

In July, Elon Musk and his new general manager Linda Yaccarino had, in fact, announced the change of Twitter’s name to and manage their finances.

Separately, X’s payments arm, Twitter Payments, received a “crucial” currency sending license from the US state of Rhode Island, allowing it to “engage in cryptocurrency-related activities” such as exchanges, wallets and payments, reported cryptocurrency specialist website CoinWire. This license allows X to “securely store, transfer and facilitate the exchange of digital assets on behalf of its users,” according to CoinWire.

This article is originally published on .latribune.fr


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