Elon Musk has come forward in his defense and warned the Anti-Defamation league for a legal action over unfounded accusations of Anti-Semitism against the billionaire.
In a recent tweet posted by Musk, he has clearly threatened ADL for legal lawsuit to clear the reputation of X, which has been affected after being accused of Anti-Semitic narrative.
“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!” wrote Musk in his recent tweet.
The CEO of Tesla also blamed ADL for losing advertising revenue and called the the defamation league out for making "unfounded accusations" against X/Twitter.
“Advertisers avoid controversy, so all that is needed for ADL to crush our US & European ad revenue is to make unfounded accusations," explained Musk in his statement.
He further added, "They have much less power in Asia, so our ad revenue there is still strong."
The 52-year-old elite went on to explain how “This ‘controversy’ causes advertisers to ‘pause,’ but that pause is permanent until ADL gives the green light, which they will not do without us agreeing to secretly suspend or shadowban any account they don’t like."
"That is the relationship they’ve had with X/Twitter for many years. Presumably, they have that with all Western search or social media orgs," added Musk.
ADL's response to Elon Musk's statement:
Meanwhile, ADL did not immediately respond to Elon Musk’s threats about taking a legal action, however a representative on their behalf addressed “coordinated attack” propagated by X with a hashtag #BanTheADL.
“ADL is unsurprised yet undeterred that antisemites, white supremacists, conspiracy theorists and other trolls have launched a coordinated attack on our organization. This type of thing is nothing new,” said the rep for ADL via statement.
The statement continued, “This onslaught comes following our participation in the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington, where ADL proudly marched shoulder-to-shoulder with African-American leaders and those from other minority communities. It also follows a meeting with the leadership of X, formerly known as Twitter, that clearly upset these hateful groups.”
“Such insidious efforts don’t daunt us. Instead, they drive us to be unflinching in our commitment to fight hate in all its forms and ensure the safety of Jewish communities and other marginalized groups,” added the rep in their statement.
In his most recent tweet on Tuesday, Musk confessed, “the ADL has been trying to kill this platform by falsely accusing it & me of being anti-Semitic,” since he has taken over the platform.
Musk also admitted, “Our US advertising revenue is still down 60%, primarily due to pressure on advertisers by @ADL (that’s what advertisers tell us), so they almost succeeded in killing X/Twitter!”