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X Corp, owned by Elon Musk, initiates legal proceedings against an anti-hate organization due to their research

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Elon Musk's X Corp lawsuit against CCDH

X Corp, better known as Twitter, has officially lodged a lawsuit against The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), as per a Bloomberg report. The legal action alleges that the anti-hate organization is unlawfully obtaining and selectively highlighting hateful content from X Corp’s servers in a bid to scare off advertisers, according to court documents submitted to the federal court in San Francisco. X Corp. is seeking unspecified financial compensation and a prohibition order preventing the CCDH from accessing its data.

In a research article published in June, the Center accused X Corp of permitting openly racist and homophobic content, despite having policies against such, even when such posts had been reported. X Corp’s rebuttal was that the CCDH employed flawed methods and didn’t assess all 500 million daily posts on its platform. X Corp also contended that the CCDH was receiving financial support from competing companies or foreign governments to further a hidden agenda, as per a report from The New York Times.

In a blog post titled “Preserving the public’s right to freedom of speech,” Twitter/X clarified its reasons for filing the lawsuit against the CCDH. It states, “X Corp, largely funded by advertisers, is a free public service. The CCDH, through its scare campaign and constant pressure on brands, is attempting to restrict the public’s right to free speech, effectively stifling public discussion.”

The blog post further pointed out that the CCDH obtained its data without proper authorization from Brandwatch, a partner of Twitter that provides insights into consumer behavior and market trends, and conducts brand surveillance among other services. The post further criticized the CCDH for its “research” published in a Bloomberg article, which X Corp claimed “took metrics out of context to support unfounded claims about X Corp (previously Twitter).”

“Which is why X Corp has launched a lawsuit against the CCDH and those backing them,” it affirmed. It also accused the CCDH of “targeting individuals across all platforms who discuss issues the CCDH disagrees with,” “attempting to force the removal of users who don’t align with the CCDH’s ideological stance,” among other allegations.

Earlier today, the CCDH responded to the accusations made by Twitter in a published letter. It pointed out that it never asserted to be conducting an exhaustive study and described the methodology it did employ. It argued that X Corp failed to provide any specific instances and stated that it doesn’t receive funds from corporate entities or governments. The CCDH further declared that it won’t be intimidated, will continue its research and cautioned that a lawsuit based on “unfounded” allegations could be risky.

The non-profit tweeted, “The public deserves to know if and how @ElonMusk’s leadership has led to an increase in hate speech on Twitter.” It also said, “Musk’s attempts to silence us is an effort to conceal the truth about his own shortcomings. Platforms should be held responsible for propagating hate speech & falsehoods.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Elon Musk’s X Corp lawsuit against CCDH

Who is filing the lawsuit and against whom?

X Corp, also known as Twitter, is filing a lawsuit against The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH).

What are the allegations in the lawsuit filed by X Corp?

X Corp alleges that CCDH has been illegally accessing and selectively using hateful content from its servers to scare off advertisers. It also accuses the CCDH of receiving funding from competitors or foreign governments to further a hidden agenda.

Why is X Corp filing this lawsuit?

X Corp is filing the lawsuit claiming the CCDH is actively working to prevent public dialogue and restrict free expression. They also claim the CCDH obtained data from a Twitter partner, Brandwatch, without authorization.

What was the CCDH’s response to the lawsuit?

The CCDH responded saying they never claimed to be conducting a comprehensive study of all Twitter posts and detailed their methodology. They also denied accepting funding from corporations or governments and vowed to continue publishing their research.

How does the lawsuit relate to Elon Musk?

Elon Musk is the owner of X Corp, also known as Twitter. The lawsuit, thus, indirectly implicates his leadership, according to the CCDH.

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CyberWarrior August 1, 2023 - 4:12 pm

looks like the cyber war just got a whole lot hotter… gettin’ my popcorn ready for this one!

TechGeek21 August 1, 2023 - 5:19 pm

Wow, Elon’s not pulling any punches, huh? No one’s safe from his lawsuits, it seems. LOL.

Sofia56 August 1, 2023 - 8:38 pm

Its about time someone stood up to these “anti-hate” groups. They’re so biased it’s ridiculous. Go Elon!

Antihater101 August 1, 2023 - 9:05 pm

Honestly tho, if CCDH’s doing it the wrong way, they’ve gotta face the music. But wait and see, eh?

TruthTeller August 1, 2023 - 10:28 pm

No offence, but how can CCDH analyse 500M posts/day. Even a supercomputer would struggle. Sounds fishy…

FreeSpeechDefender August 2, 2023 - 12:52 am

What happened to free speech man? If twitter’s being transparent, they shouldn’t worry about this CCDH thing. Seems a bit off to me…

DigitalHound August 2, 2023 - 1:32 am

Hard to know who’s in the right here – both sides sound plausible. Guess the court’ll decide soon enough…


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