Elon Musk has been doing everything he can to champion Free Speech with his online platform X.
But the left will not tolerate any media platform that doesn’t go along with their narrative, and they have used organizations like Media Matters to go after X.
And Musk is making Media Matters pay for their attacks by unleashing a significant legal development in Texas.
“Knowingly and maliciously” trying to “destroy X Corp.”
Media Matters is in the middle of an intense smear campaign against Elon Musk and his social media platform, X.
Last week, the group published an article claiming that ads from some of the platform’s biggest advertisers were running alongside Nazi content.
This led to groups like Comcast and IBM to announce their withdrawal from advertising on X and others like Apple, Oracle, and Amazon to consider the same course of action.
But Musk says that the group created fake accounts to interact with Nazi creators so that they could generate the false narrative.
Now X is filing a lawsuit claiming that Media Matters was “knowingly and maliciously,” creating the impression that ads regularly run next to hateful content “as if they were what typical X users experience on the platform.”
They claim Media Matters is attempting to “drive advertisers from the platform and destroy X Corp.”
Now, the Attorney General of Texas is looking at the situation.
“Nonprofits who commit fraudulent acts…”
Ken Paxton is concerned that Media Matters may have broken Texas law when publishing the fabricated story about X last week.
“Under the Texas Business Organizations Code and the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the OAG will vigorously enforce against nonprofits who commit fraudulent acts in or affecting the state of Texas,” his office said.
Paxton vowed that he will be “examining the issue closely to ensure that the public has not been deceived by the schemes of radical left-wing organizations who would like nothing more than to limit freedom by reducing participation in the public square.”
Paxton might not be the last AG to consider pursuing legal action against the Media Matters organization.
Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey stated that his team is “looking into this matter.”
Bailey, who has been fighting back against government collusion with Big Tech, said, “Missouri has been a champion for free speech since I took office.”
Missouri AG Andrew Bailey pivots on Newsmax from threatening legal action against Media Matters for factual reporting to in the next breath bragging about how "Missouri has been a champion of free speech since I took office." pic.twitter.com/NF9M10NcUb
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 20, 2023
Now, Musk is taking a victory lap on social media, and the people love it.
“They should be forced to change their name to ‘Media Doesn’t Matter.”
The billionaire tech mogul celebrated Paxton’s announcement of an investigation in a post on X that reached over 27 million people. “Fraud has both civil & criminal penalties,” he wrote.
Fraud has both civil & criminal penalties pic.twitter.com/BdC5Zfr1XM
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 21, 2023
One user shared a video from the film “The Matrix” depicting Musk as Neo stopping a barrage of bullets from Agent Smith.
They captioned it, “Elon right now.”
Elon right now pic.twitter.com/2Ox3qbvAfq
— Nyx imperium (@ImperiumNyx) November 20, 2023
Prominent financial influencer and meme account Wall Street Silver also chimed in.
“If you win, they should be forced to change their name to ‘Media Doesn’t Matter.’”
Another account said, “Finally, good people are fighting back against corrupt Marxist organizations in league with each other and government tyrants…! Godspeed…!!!”
Finally, good people are fighting back against corrupt Marxists organizations in league with each other and government tyrants…! Godspeed…!!!
— Jeffsomebody (@jeffsowhat) November 21, 2023
These lawsuits could dramatically shape the future of the media establishment and those seeking to prop them up.
Read All About It will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.