Elon Musk threatens to sue the Anti-Defamation League, claiming Jews are ‘trying to kill’ X, formerly known as Twitter

Elon Musk is blaming the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for a slump in U.S. advertising revenue on X Corp., the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. Ad sales are still down 60% “primarily due to pressure on advertisers” mounted by the ADL, Musk said in a series of posts Monday.


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The non-profit organization has been “trying to kill” the platform since he bought it last year, by “falsely accusing” it and him of being anti-Semitic, he said, adding that legal action was one possible option if it persisted with its accusations.

Musk said he was “pro free speech” but against anti-Semitism “of any kind.” The ADL has said that reports of harassment and extremist content on the platform have spiked since Musk’s takeover. While X no longer needs to bring U.S. advertising revenue back to prior levels in order to survive, it “would be nice” to see the numbers bounce back, Musk added in another post.

He emphasized the need for X to be a public forum for all and suggested that the ADL express its demands openly and explicitly. “In my opinion, they are excessive, but perhaps the public will agree with them,” Musk said. –

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UN rights chief slams Musk ‘trolling campaign’ against Jews

Geneva (AFP) – The UN rights chief decried Wednesday an online “trolling campaign” against a leading anti-defamation group, urging online platforms like X, formerly Twitter, to do more to battle hate speech.

Musk who bought Twitter last year and rebranded it as X, has come under fire for liking posts with the hashtag "BanTheADL"
Musk who bought Twitter last year and rebranded it as X, has come under fire for liking posts with the hashtag “BanTheADL” © JOEL SAGET / AFP/File
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk demanded that social media platforms “do far more to stop the circulation of hate speech and disinformation”.

“Those that do not take action need to be held to account,” he said, insisting “there is no excuse for purveying the voice of hatred”.

Speaking at an event on anti-Semitism on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Turk deplored in particular “the current trolling campaign of one online platform against the anti-Defamation League, after it called for action to limit its volume of hate speech”.

Turk did not mention names, but appeared to be referring to a barrage of abuse recently launched by X owner Elon Musk’s against the US-based Jewish organisation.

Musk has accused the ADL of making unfounded accusations of anti-Semitism that have scared away advertisers and hurt his company’s revenue, and has threatened to sue for billions of dollars.

Musk, who bought Twitter last year and rebranded it as X, has come under fire for liking posts on the platform with the hashtag “BanTheADL”.

The hateful campaign started after the ADL participated in a civil rights march marking the 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, according to the group.

The ADL has for years accused the social media site of amplifying anti-Semitic hate speech, and has charged that problematic and racist speech has risen sharply on X after Musk completed his $44 billion takeover in October.

The organisation recently met with X top executives to discuss the problem.

Turk decried Wednesday that “new technologies and online media mean that racist caricatures and conspiracy theories can circulate now at a much greater speed and without regard to distance, making them a grave threat to our social fabric.

“Social media platforms have played a terrible role in metastasising of hatred from limited backwaters into multi-current mainstream trends,” he said.

UN right chief Volker Turk urged social media platforms do more "to stop the circulation of hate speech and disinformation"
UN right chief Volker Turk urged social media platforms do more “to stop the circulation of hate speech and disinformation” © Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP/File

Turk insisted that social media companies needed to “increase transparency about their hate speech policy”.

“And they must much more effectively put these policies into practice, including by ensuring that people can report hate speech easily and that those reports will swiftly lead to appropriate action,” he said.

The UN rights chief also urged all digital platforms “to vastly improve their efforts to combat hate speech in languages other than English, and pivot even greater attention to areas where early warning … shows that there is a rise in hate”.

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