Over the weekend, X owner Elon Musk announced he was launching a “thermonuclear lawsuit” against a company spearheading a “cancel” campaign against his social network.
Numerous major retailers have announced boycotts of X, based on claims Elon Musk is saying are fraudulent.
The split second court opens on Monday, X Corp will be filing a thermonuclear lawsuit against Media Matters and ALL those who colluded in this fraudulent attack on our company pic.twitter.com/55vl7PspaQ
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2023
Now, as Musk files his lawsuit in court, he is getting support from a number of others. This could become bigger than anyone expected.
From The Post Millennial:
Now, Rumble CEO Christ Pavlovski has announced his plans to “go thermonuclear as well.”
“When I said the cavalry is coming, I was not joking. In the coming days, we are going thermonuclear as well. Everyone is about to witness the greatest pushback against the censorship regime. The people’s support for all organizations in this mission is critical,” Pavlovski said.
CEO of free speech video platform Rumble announced he was joining X in its lawsuit. He called this response the “greatest pushback against the censorship regime.” It is possible Rumble will provide material to aid Musk’s lawsuit–or the company might join it.
In the vacuum of major advertisers, however, a number of free speech advocates are stepping up and increasing their support of the platform.
From The Post Millennial:
The Babylon Bee announced plans to commit to a $250,000 ad buy on X, and shortly thereafter, Timcast and Benny Media followed suit, with a $250,000 commitment from Timcast and $50,000 from Benny Media.
A number of independent outlets have pledged large ad buys, in the wake of companies like Disney, Apple, and others. They are accusing Musk of allowing “hate speech” on X, even though he announced at certain comments–including calls for “genocide”–are not allowed on the website.
X, formerly Twitter, had faced similar ad boycotts, from many of the same companies, in recent years. When Musk first acquired the social network, a number of companies–including media outlets–announced they would stop using Twitter or advertising on it.
Those attempts, along with the current one, appear to be campaigns to slander Musk and his free speech agenda. Until Musk bought Twitter, the largest social media companies in the country were run by left-wing progressives. Reports proved they were coordinating with Democrats in government to censor conservatives.
With Musk now pushing fair policies that allow all viewpoints, he is being attacked by liberal-owned companies for allowing “hate speech.” Musk has claimed the latest attack was a coordinated scheme to misrepresent X and its policies.
It’s unclear what might come of this lawsuit, but it could expose cancel culture to its core.
- Elon Musk announced a thermonuclear lawsuit against a cancel culture campaign.
- The CEO of Rumble announced it was joining the battle.
- Free speech outlets pledged hundreds of thousands of dollars in ad buys, over big corporations withdrew their ads.