X sues Media Issues to silence moderation criticism

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X, previously Twitter, has adopted via with proprietor Elon Musk’s menace to sue the left-leaning nonprofit Media Issues. Media Issues reported final week that X “has been inserting advertisements for main manufacturers” like Apple and IBM “subsequent to content material that touts Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Social gathering.” Musk and X CEO Linda Yaccarino have dubbed the report unrepresentative of X’s normal person expertise. A number of firms nonetheless pulled advertisements after that report and Musk’s direct endorsement of an antisemitic conspiracy principle — and Musk’s lawsuit claims Media Issues is legally chargeable for X’s loss.

Almost concurrently, Texas Lawyer Basic Ken Paxton opened an investigation into Media Issues for “potential fraudulent exercise.” Musk posted the information on…

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