Elon Musk threatened to sue the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Monday for allegedly trying to “kill” X (formerly Twitter), blaming the organization dedicated to combating antisemitism for allegedly pressuring advertisers to jump ship from the platform since last October’s takeover.
“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 wrote on X Sunday.
“To be super clear, I’m pro free speech, but against anti-Semitism of any kind,” Musk added.
“Since the acquisition, The @ADL has been trying to kill this platform by falsely accusing it & me of being anti-Semitic,” he wrote. “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!”