Elon Musk, a self-proclaimed "free speech absolutist," is threatening to sue the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for billions of dollars because the group has publicly criticized his management of X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. In a public meltdown over X's declining financial condition, Musk accused the ADL, an organization founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all," of being "the biggest generators of anti-semitism" on X.
Keep reminding ourselves, having billionaires is a policy decision.
He postures a lot, the big man on social media campus. My children's great, great grandfather was a Rabbi. He came from Austria in 1911 and went back to live there in the 1930s dying before the Kristalnacht. All the family there perished in the Holocaust to follow.
Musk is a product of Apartheid where the family purse was filled.
He has run Twitter into the ground. X by the way has been used as a neo nazi symbol based on the swastika.
My Daddy said the best way to get a man's attention was not a kick to the Gonads, but a hit in the wallet.
Musk is an example of this principle.
He's still a rich man but not as rich. His buddy Putin whom he visited prior to the purchase of Twitter and the likes of his right wing friends included, have had a tough year. And I for one, hope it gets worse.
Musk. Another super-rich sociopath, another day.
I am grateful and better informed because of Popular Info.
Let’s not forget that Musk was raised in the South African apartheid that imprisoned Nelson Mandela for 2 decade Antisemitism is not the only hatred he embraces. Bigotry is in his DNA.
Thank you for shining a light on this situation with these depressing and hate-filled facts.
Time to tax the billionaires (like we used to!)
Here's where to start:
Why does anyone participate in "X"? I for one never have, seeing it as an anonymous rant field. Don't you all agree it's time to step away, publicly, so ALL advertisers see the exodus, and follow suit?
I don't know what is truly in Elon Musk's heart, but it doesn't matter. Twitter/X was already subpar in terms of allowing far-right disinformation campaigns. Under Musk, though, it's a veritable cesspool of conspiracy theories and hate.
I will NEVER buy a Tesla, and I closed my Twitter account when em bought it. I regret that people buy his vehicles and support his other endeavors.
Thank you, Judd, for keeping him squirming.
Being a billionaire doesn't make you an expert in every field. Apparently these billionaires think because they got lucky in one facet of their lives, they are experts on everything. We already knew this, but trump proved it as president. The fact that someone so stupid and lacking any decorum or decency was able to steal the office scares me that it could happen again. He better go away for life or this country is doomed. Musk is evil and we shouldn't be listening to him on anything.
The current of hate is swift, hopefully the US citizens will choose a different path next November. The time is almost here to hold those who perpetrate this evil upon us to be held accountable. Please feel free to join all of us in righting the wrongs these evil people have forced upon us. In Solidarity.
Awful influencers. Thanks fr this thorough report, Judd.
I deleted my twitter account the week Musk took over and every day I feel better about that decision. Monstrous man, dangerous platform.
Elon is a complete liar. I’ve been banned from twitter since 2021 (for responding to an awful pro-life republican politician with a meme that used the word cunt). So the stated, “Musk decided to grant "general amnesty" to all previously suspended Twitter users” is completely untrue. It only cemented the fact that Musk is only interested in hateful right wing imbeciles.
We enjoy a great supply of op-ed writers, journalists, and analysts, but where are the psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and social workers to comment on the mental stability/behavior of so many of the very dangerous people, the likes of Putin, Orban, Erdogan, Trump, Gym Jordan, MTG, Greg Abbott, DeSantis, Musk, Kim Jung Un, and thousands of other vile, mendacious socio and psychopaths? Mostly crickets when we really need a concise grasp of how dangerous these people are and so nothing will ever be seriously considered as solutions for the rest of us relatively normal folks of the world. Understanding the threat has never been more critical to peace on earth.
Fact based... inspires confidence.