In a stunning and unprecedented move, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and his company X Corp have announced their intention to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against George Soros-backed progressive media ‘watchdog’ Media Matters, as well as other individuals and organizations involved in what they describe as fraudulent activities. This groundbreaking legal action has sent shockwaves through the media landscape and drawn the attention of conservative Americans who are concerned about the erosion of free speech and journalistic integrity.
Good. Crush Media Matters and scatter the remnants to the four winds.
They are an evil organization. https://t.co/4U6T6Cd3PS
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) November 18, 2023
Here’s the full text from X Safety that Elon posted on X:
“Stand with X to protect free speech
This week Media Matters for America posted a story that completely misrepresented the real user experience on X, in another attempt to undermine freedom of speech and mislead advertisers.
Above everything, including profit, X works to protect the public’s right to free speech. But for speech to be truly free, we must also have the freedom to see or hear things that some people may consider objectionable. We believe that everyone has the right to make up their own minds about what to read, watch, or listen to – because that’s the power of freedom of speech.
Despite our clear and consistent position, X has seen a number of attacks from activist groups like Media Matters and legacy media outlets who seek to undermine freedom of expression on our platform because they perceive it as a threat to their ideological narrative and those of their financial supporters. These groups try to use their influence to attack our revenue streams by deceiving advertisers on X.
Here are the facts on Media Matters’ research:
- To manipulate the public and advertisers, Media Matters created an alternate account and curated the posts and advertising appearing on the account’s timeline to misinform advertisers about the placement of their posts. These contrived experiences could be applied to any platform.
- Once they had their feed, they repeatedly refreshed their timelines to find a rare instance of ads serving next to the content they chose to follow. Our logs indicate that they forced a scenario resulting in 13 times the number of ads served compared to the median ads served to an X user.
- Of the 5.5 billion ad impressions on X that day, less than 50 total ad impressions were served against all of the organic content featured in the Media Matters article.
- For one brand showcased in the article, one of its ads ran adjacent to a post 2 times and that ad was seen in that setting by only two users, one of which was the author of the Media Matters article.
- For another brand showcased in the article, two of its ads served adjacent to 2 posts, 3 times, and that ad was only seen in that setting by one user, the author of the Media Matters article.
- Media Matters’ article also highlights nine posts they believe should not be allowed on X. Upon evaluation, only one of the nine organic posts featured in the article violated our content policies, and we’ve taken action on it under our Freedom of Speech, Not Reach enforcement approach.
Here’s a summary on this all:
- X will protect the public’s right to free expression. We will not allow agenda-driven activists, or even our own profits, to deter our vision.
- Everyone has a choice on X. User and brand control on X is superior to a year ago.
- Data wins over allegations. Media Matters does not reflect the user experience on X.
As we’ve seen in some parts of the world, when free expression is taken away, it is very dangerous and hard to get back – that’s why the people who came before us fought so hard to protect. Without freedom of speech we lose the checks and balances critical to a thriving democracy. We must defend our individual rights as if our lives, and flourishing society, depend on it.
If you’re really in on protecting free speech, then we all need to protect it completely.
Stand with X to protect free speech.” – Elon Musk
The decision to pursue this lawsuit came after Musk and his team at X Corp allegedly uncovered evidence of major fraudulent activity carried out by Media Matters. Musk accuses the media watchdog of fabricating a fake account to manipulate the placement of advertisements, deceiving advertisers about their ad placements on social media platforms. X Corp claims to have undeniable proof of Media Matters’ deceitful actions, continuing their commitment to transparency and truth in media.
Musk, a vocal advocate for freedom of speech and open discourse, vows to hold Media Matters accountable for their alleged unscrupulous behavior. He asserts that X Corp will not only go after Media Matters but also target their board, donors, and the network of dark money supporting the organization. This legal action represents a stand against the perceived bias and misinformation rampant in certain media outlets.
While Media Matters has not yet responded to the announcement, industry observers anticipate a fierce legal battle ahead. Conservative Americans, who have long been critical of alleged media bias, view Musk’s lawsuit as a much-needed wake-up call to media organizations that cross the line between responsible journalism and partisan attacks.
It is important to note that this legal action comes at a time when major US companies, including IBM, Apple, Oracle, and Comcast’s Xfinity, have recently halted their advertisements on Musk’s social media platform over concerns of their ads appearing alongside antisemitic content. Musk’s announcement of the lawsuit against Media Matters closely follows these events, highlighting his determination to protect free speech and the integrity of his social media platform.
As X Corp prepares to file the historic thermo-nuclear lawsuit, the conservative community eagerly awaits the outcome. Musk’s bold move underscores his commitment to fairness, accuracy, and accountability in the media landscape – a move that resonates with conservatives’ desire for a more balanced and responsible approach to journalism.
It remains to be seen how this legal battle will unfold and whether it will bring about the necessary reform in the media watchdog industry. But for now, Elon Musk’s lawsuit against Media Matters serves as a potent reminder that vigilant citizens will not tolerate the suppression of free speech and the manipulation of facts.
The story could also go much deeper as there are now reports that Ray Epps’ attorney is also connected to Media Matters:
SHOCK REPORT: Lawyer who represents Ray Epps connected to Media Matters, the same left wing group Elon Musk will be suing Monday for fraud..
HOW MANY JAN 6TH DEFENDANTS USED LIBERAL LAWYERS?
WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) November 18, 2023
Major accounts on X are chiming in with their takes on the situation:
“Good. Crush Media Matters and scatter the remnants to the four winds. They are an evil organization.”
“The vile, disgusting, dishonest Media Matters is trying to take down X & Elon Musk. They cannot STAND the existence of even one platform that the hard left does not control. It’s important that X survive. Don’t fall for the MM hit job.” – Megyn Kelly
“Media matters f*cked around and now they’re about to find out.” – Savanah Hernandez
“The J6 Committee tried to cover up the fact that this is what really happened. The Democrat’s top lawyer (connected to Media Matters) is Ray Epps’ lawyer. This isn’t a coincidence.” – amuse
“The cavalry is coming… Organizations like Media Matters and others are about to feel pain.” – Chris Pavlovski, Rumble CEO
“Elon Musk is realizing what we’ve all known – if you threaten the ideological worldview of the left, they invent ways to try to remove you from the equation. I’m excited to travel the journey of this lawsuit, as Media Matters is merely a shell for a much bigger organizational tyranny.” – Tracy Beanz
Users on 𝕏 are overwhelmingly pro Free Speech and voted decisively in favor of amnesty for unfairly suspended users last year.
These brands have paused advertising over an incredibly misleading and false hit piece by Media Matters attacking 𝕏 for striving to allow legally… pic.twitter.com/vMfFi72vff
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) November 18, 2023
“Users on 𝕏 are overwhelmingly pro Free Speech and voted decisively in favor of amnesty for unfairly suspended users last year.
These brands have paused advertising over an incredibly misleading and false hit piece by Media Matters attacking 𝕏 for striving to allow legally protected speech:
The Walt Disney Company
Do you think these brands are protecting Free Speech or on the side of Censorship?” – ALX
Media Matters’ screenshots show @Apple ads being served next to this content.
𝕏 tells me that they analyzed their logs, and there is no evidence that the Apple ad was served next to any of the posts in the chain. This analysis encompassed all possible placements. The sweep also… https://t.co/X938WdjhDl pic.twitter.com/zY3WveaRF2
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) November 18, 2023
“Media Matters’ screenshots show Apple ads being served next to this content.
𝕏 tells me that they analyzed their logs, and there is no evidence that the Apple ad was served next to any of the posts in the chain. This analysis encompassed all possible placements. The sweep also analyzed posts 2 posts away
Is Media Matters using fake screenshots?” – ALX
Yup. This is a coordinated attack on X in an attempt for advertisers to regain control of free speech.
They are desperate to derail the citizen journalist movement.
— Clandestine (@WarClandestine) November 18, 2023
“Media Matters, a far-left organization notorious for smear articles and opposing the First Amendment, is meticulously scrolling through obscure, low-follower accounts on X in search of advertisements displayed alongside racist content.
All aimed at deliberately tarnishing the reputation of the sole major tech platform that supports the principles of free speech and the First Amendment.
The irony is that virtually no one on the planet is meticulously scrolling through these obscure accounts on X to view these ads—except for the Media Matters employees deliberately searching for this content.” – KanekoaTheGreat
And it’s not just Media Matters that doing things like this. Jason Robertson points out that the mainstream Mockingbird media completely ignored one of the biggest stories of the day yesterday:
The Media is the Enemy of the People
Yesterday the Jan 6 Tapes were released.
They show a side of the situation that shows many Political Prisoners should be freed and we were all lied to
Surely that will be the hottest story on News Sites Today!
We need Freedom From… pic.twitter.com/SZAjNwJm1P
— Jason Robertson (@JRobFromMN) November 18, 2023