Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton opened an investigation To learn more, click here. Media Matters The following are some examples of how to use “potential fraudulent activity.” Musk posted the news Then, he was a X Account, saying that “fraud has both civil and criminal penalties.” Musk has previously responded to A tweet from former Trump adviser Stephen Miller suggested that conservative attorneys general, like Paxton, look into fraud allegations.

Paxton and X Arguments that Media Matters Was falsely claiming to See ads for pro-Nazi material. In fact, it confirms that the screenshots of the organization’s website are real. The suit alleges, however, that the organization posted fake screenshots. “manipulated” The service to You can also make use of X Serve the offending ads “Media Matters has manipulated the algorithms governing the user experience on X to bypass safeguards and create images of X’s largest advertisers’ paid posts adjacent to racist, incendiary content, leaving the false impression that these pairings are anything but what they actually are: manufactured, inorganic, and extraordinarily rare.” The alleged manipulation was to create an account that followed only a combination major brands with extremist content. “endlessly scrolling and refreshing its unrepresentative, hand-selected feed” The two did not come together until they met.

“We are going to continue our work undeterred.”

The lawsuit accuses Media Matters of interference with contract, business disparagement, and interference with prospective economic advantage — claims that could be difficult to prove given the First Amendment’s high bar for legally prosecuting speech. (Musk famously won a libel case after falsely calling one of his critics an “pedo guy.”) “We are going to continue our work undeterred. If he sues us, we will win,” the organization’s president Angelo Carusone told The Verge In a prior statement, it was said that “Elon Musk has spent the last few days making meritless legal threats, elevating bizarre conspiracy theories, and lobbing vicious personal attacks against his ‘enemies’ online.” Carusone reiterated this sentiment after the suit had been filed. “This is a frivolous lawsuit meant to bully X’s critics into silence,” He said. “Media Matters stands behind its reporting and looks forward to winning in court.”

As one of the world’s richest men, however, Musk has tremendous resources at his disposal — and X It is not clear how to do this. to Forum shopping to Increase your chances of winning. The company’s lawsuit was filed in Texas, but it is not its or Media Matters’ Primary place of Business As legal blogger Ken White notedA Texas filing protects X From claims that it has filed a lawsuit strategic against public participation or SLAPPIt could face this in California, its home state. Another organization that X Center for Countering Digital Hate has recently responded to a lawsuit by the Center for Countering Digital Hate an anti-SLAPP motion The lawsuit will be moved to that state. The lawsuit is also moved under the Fifth Circuit Court of AppealsThe. has shown to be highly sympathetic to conservative figures who claim they’ve been censored — something Musk has made a centerpiece of his publicity strategy around X.

Yaccarino, meanwhile, has insisted that advertisers aren’t permanently pulling back their X presence. “Some advertisers may have temporarily paused but I do want to go on record, I had several really good conversations today,” She told all employees after the lawsuit at a “all-hands” meeting. according to Fortune. However, she did suggest that employees “be as fiscally responsible as possible” to Advertisers were encouraged to offset any potential losses and compensate them to “by all means, put your heads together to bring new revenue into the company.”

Update 9:15PM ET Addition of statement Media Matters.