Who’s Against Elon Musk and an Independent Twitter?
Musk vs ADL
Musk accused the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) of taking down his Twitter or X and causing him billions of dollars in damages by pressuring big companies not to advertise on Twitter. He says that they tried to delegitimize him as responsible for the spread of anti-Semitism, while they are actually destroying the new, more liberal Twitter that does not suit liberal America and the Democrats. or to weaken him and capitulate to their demands.
In a media response to Musk, the director of the ADL (who announced that he would sue the Anti-Defamation League for defamation) responded that Musk had brought back and intensified anti-Semitism on the platform. Not all independent assessments agree with this. ADL director Greenblatt claimed that they do not communicate with advertisers, but admitted that they have called for advertisers to take a break from advertising since last year, that is, to boycott Twitter. The ADL wants a Facebook-like status where they indirectly control posts and can block accounts they believe are anti-Semitic. Musk said that advertising revenue in the US fell by 60% because of the ADL’s action and that Twitter would fail if it was not strong enough outside the West where the ADL has no influence.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 to fight anti-Semitism and discrimination against Jews. Over the years, the ADL became a powerful organization that played a vital role in protecting Jewish rights. However, in recent years, the ADL has come under fire for its increasingly censorious views. The organization has been accused of suppressing free speech and targeting conservative voices.
Musk’s criticism of the ADL resonated with many other conservatives. They argue that the ADL has lost its raison d’être and is more concerned with a liberal agenda and silencing conservatives than protecting Jewish rights and fighting anti-Semitism. The ADL of course defends its position, arguing that it remains committed to free speech. However, the organization’s actions suggest otherwise. For example, the ADL has been accused of pressuring advertisers to boycott Twitter because of its alleged tolerance of anti-Semitism. The ADL’s censorship efforts represent a betrayal of its founding principles. The organization was founded on the belief that free speech is essential to a free society. By suppressing free speech, campaigning against conservatives, aggressive censorship and even criticism of Israel, the ADL is undermining the fundamental values it supposedly protects. It remains to be seen in the matchup between Twitter and the ADL who will be the winner, if any.
Elon Musk bought Twitter for 44 billion dollars, which caused a lot of attention in the public but also an immediate campaign against him. Some people fed up with censorship hailed the purchase as an opportunity to make Twitter a freer platform for expression, while others expressed concern that Musk’s ownership control would lead to the spread of hate and extremism on the platform. Here are some of the people and organizations that are against Elon Musk and an independent Twitter:
- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) accused Musk of being anti-Semitic and called for a boycott of Twitter under his ownership.
- The Center to Combat Digital Hate (CCDH) said Musk’s plans for Twitter will lead to an increase in hate and extremism on the platform.
- Democrats have expressed concern that Musk’s ownership of Twitter will lead to the platform being used to promote his right-wing views.
It is important to note that the Twitter campaign was organized by the American liberal establishment, led by the MSM mainstream media, and that the majority of the public had a positive attitude towards Musk’s purchase of Twitter. Many believe that Musk’s purchase of Twitter will be a good thing and that he will make the platform more open and free. However, opposition to Musk and an independent Twitter is significant and could pose a challenge to his plans for the platform. Here are some of the reasons people cite for criticizing Elon Musk and independent Twitter: They are allegedly or genuinely concerned about Musk’s commitment to free speech. Musk said that he wants Twitter to be a platform where „every speech“ is allowed, which was a reason for those who were against him to accuse him of increasing hatred and extremism, that is, they accuse the platform of spreading fascism and anti-Semitism.
A deeper „concern“ is about Musk’s political views. Musk is not only a self-proclaimed „freedom of speech absolutist“, but he also made some controversial statements or information that affected the ratings of the American political establishment and the Biden administration. Therefore, it is clear that Biden’s accusation against Musk that he bought a „platform to spread ships around the world“ is not an expression of concern for the truth, but rather a reflection of the political confrontation in which Musk is no longer a favorite of the White House, American Democrats and liberal circles.
That’s why a campaign to destroy Twitter was launched through the withdrawal of advertisers, but also through a campaign to withdraw from the platforms of influential representatives of liberal America. Hence the voices that Twitter will fail or go down because Musk is not capable of leading because he has no experience in managing a social media platform. That’s why those circles of „caregivers“ care about whether they will be able to manage Twitter effectively. It’s too early to say what the long-term impact of Elon Musk’s ownership of Twitter will be. However, the opposition to his plans is significant because it comes from the most powerful circles of America could pose a challenge to the position of Elon Musk’s platform and himself where the question is who will win this battle – Musk and those who support him or the liberal American elite who want to eliminate or pacifies the only major media (social media) they do not control before the presidential elections next year.