The social network Twitter (or in its current name: 'X') has been stormy in the last day, following the new war of the owner - Elon Musk, and this time against the Anti-Defamation League.
The beginning of the story is actually in a positive meeting of the organization's representatives with the CEO of X Linda Iacrino, in a post uploaded by the CEO of the league Jonathan Greenblatt wrote: "I had a very open and productive conversation with Linda yesterday about the X network, what works and what doesn't, and where It has to go to effectively address the hate on the platform. I appreciated her appeal and hope the service improves. The league will be vigilant and give her and Elon Musk credit if the service improves, and reserves the right to call them until it does."
Iacrino responded to the post that "a strong and productive partnership is built on good intentions and openness", and even thanked Greenblatt.
The post in question began to cause an uproar when many users, some of them of an anti-Semitic nature who raised their use of the social network recently, began to accuse the Anti-Defamation League of patronizing X as well as of covert control of the company, some of them even responded with harsh expressions to Greenblatt in the post he wrote, which caused him to raise it again, and this time including the inability to comment on the post. As a result, many users began promoting the tag #BanTheADL (Ban the ADL - Anti-Defamation League).
Musk's accusations of loss of revenue and threat of a lawsuit
Another user who surprisingly joined the celebration is the owner of the network, Elon Musk. Musk began tweeting throughout the night many tweets against the organization as well as sharing various articles condemning the organization and slandering it. Before he started tweeting on the subject, Musk clarified: "To be super clear, I'm in favor of freedom of speech, but against anti-Semitism of any kind."
Musk later blamed the organization and wrote, "From what we've heard from publishers, it seems that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is responsible for most of our revenue loss. I don't see any scenario where they are responsible for less than 10% of the destruction of our company's value, which is $4 billion." He further explained that "publishers avoid conflicts, so all ADL needs to do to eject our revenue from advertising in the US and Europe is raise unfounded accusations. They have much less power in Asia, so our advertising revenue there is still strong."
Musk also added that it seems he has no choice but to sue the Anti-Defamation League to clear the social network of allegations of anti-Semitism and spreading hatred. It is unclear whether X will indeed file a lawsuit against the league; in the past, Musk expressed that he would sue Mark Zuckerberg over the launch of the Threads application, which did not ultimately happen.