Elon Musk Says Has 'No Choice' But to Sue Anti-Defamation League For Defamation

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A non-governmental human rights organization, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was established in 1913 and its mission is about "leading anti-hate organization in the world." It describes itself as a fighter against antisemitism, hate speech and attacks on marginalized groups.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk posted on Monday that he will sue the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for defamation towards X, social network, formerly known as Twitter.

"To clear our platform’s name on the matter of anti-Semitism, it looks like we have no choice but to file a defamation lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League… oh the irony," Musk posted on his profile on Monday.

Musk said that advertisers don’t like controversy, and ADL’s accusations make them "pause." The ADL is not having a strong hold in China and that is why X’s revenues are still strong there. In order for them to stop spreading controversies, the ADL demands suspending and shadowboxing accounts they don’t like and this was the relationship they had with X and other social media, he added.
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The X advertising revenue "is still down 60%, primarily due to pressure on advertisers" by the ADL.
Musk also stated that the ADL had been "trying to kill" X by "falsely accusing" it and the entrepreneur himself of being antisemitic.

"To be super clear, I'm pro free speech, but against anti-Semitism of any kind," Musk also said on his social networks.

The ADL spokesperson responded that they don’t comment on legal threats.
In March, the ADL published a report saying that X is failing to act against hate speech, finding that 28% of posts as antisemitic were taken down.