What Elon Musk, and the ADL, have had to say about their conflict

October 4, 2023: The ADL claims it never orchestrated an advertiser boycott of Twitter (X)

From here:

“To be clear, any allegation that ADL has somehow orchestrated a boycott of X or caused billions of dollars of losses to the company or is “pulling the strings” for other advertisers is false.”

This is an easily-provable lie. On November 4, 2022 — eight days after Elon Musk took ownership of Twitter — the ADL posted a Tweet thread that opened with the claim that “we are profoundly concerned about antisemitism and hate” on Twitter, and called for advertisers to boycott the site:


September 28, 2023: Musk interviewed by Ben Shapiro re the ADL’s war against him/X, and its charges of anti-Semitism


September 14, 2023: Musk comments on defamation judgments against the ADL through the years

Elon Musk gives a public nod to this 12:40 video that addresses several settlements and judgments the ADL has had to pay through the years in settlements and fines, regarding its shameful behavior. Most notably, the video points out that according to Musk’s review of Twitter’s internal files, the ADL pressured the platform to ban orthodox Jew Chaya Raichik, for sharing videos uploaded by leftists who indoctrinate children, advocate gender transition medical care and surgery for them, etc. (Details here)


September 14, 2023: Musk engages in in-depth discussion of the nature of the ADL’s war against him and X

Cue up to 26:43:


September 8, 2023


September 6, 2023: The Epoch Times report on Musk’s threatened lawsuit against the ADL

Musk Threatens Defamation Lawsuit Against ADL Over Declining X Revenue, The Epoch Times, September 6, 2023.  Excerpts:

“Based on what we’ve heard from advertisers, ADL seems to be responsible for most of our revenue loss,” he wrote. “Giving them maximum benefit of the doubt, I don’t see any scenario where they’re responsible for less than 10% of the value destruction, so ~$4 billion. Document discovery of all communications between the ADL and advertisers will tell the full story.”

Mr. Musk, who is the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, accused the ADL of pressuring advertisers and causing a significant decline in the platform’s advertising revenue in the United States.

“Our U.S. advertising revenue is still down 60%, primarily due to pressure on advertisers by @ADL (that’s what advertisers tell us), so they almost succeeded in killing X/Twitter!” Mr. Musk wrote. […]

In further comments, Mr. Musk explained that advertisers tend to “avoid controversy,” and all it takes for the ADL to impact their U.S. and European ad revenue is to make “unfounded accusations.”


September 6, 2023: Musk responds to CNBC segment in which Greenblatt declares questioning the ADL’s motivations in its war against Twitter/X is “anti-Semitic”

Scroll up to see the Tweet to which Musk was responding:


September 6, 2023: Musk says ad revenue is down 60% since the ADL instigated its war against Twitter/X


September 5, 2023: Musk shares 2009 NPR article about a documentary focused on defamation, and the ADL’s classic role in standing up against it — vs its alleged fraud in this regard

Regarding this: Movie Review – ‘Defamation’ – Exploring The Politics Of ‘Defamation’ : NPR:


September 4, 2023: Chaya Raichik describes how the ADL did the same thing to her that it did to Musk, but that he has committed to exposing the internal data about it

LIBS OF TIKTOK: The ADL tried to deplatform me on X after defaming me, and now Elon Musk plans to expose them, Human Events, September 4, 2023. Excerpt:

In September 2022, the ADL added me to their “Glossary of Extremism” after I exposed the efforts of children’s hospitals in the US to medically sex change children and minors. I shared the promotional videos put out by the Boston Children’s Hospital, and others, where doctors explained the measures they would take to “affirm” a minor’s delusion that they were born in the wrong body.

These included double mastectomies for girls under 17, vaginoplasties for boys aged 17, and hysterectomies and phalloplasties for girls aged 18 and over. This was confirmed by the materials published by Boston Children’s Hospital. Boston Children’s Hospital launched the first pediatric gender clinic in the US, and routinely provides puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones. They advertise this to families seeking this treatment for their children, and I simply pointed that out.

Yet, for the ADL, this made me “transphobic” and an “extremist.”

In their glossary, they said “Libs of TikTok is a popular anti-LGBTQ+ twitter account operated by former real estate agent Chaya Raichik. The account, which has over 1.3 million followers as of August 2022, attempts to generate outrage and stoke anti-LGBTQ+ hostility by reposting selected out-of-context social media content created by LGBTQ+ people and liberals. The individuals, events and organizations targeted by the account are frequent targets of harassment, threats and violence.”

In an article on their site, the ADL went to great lengths to explain just how anti-Semitism and “transphobia” are linked, even though the two things in actual fact have nothing in common.


September 5, 2023: Musk shares devastating 2020 article in The Tablet about the ADL’s corruption and betrayals of the Jewish people

Regarding this: The Mind-Bendingly Insane, Completely Craven, Utterly Unconscionable Redemption of Al Sharpton, Tablet Magazine, August 23, 2020.

In the reply comments, a user posted another article in this vein:

The Shame of the Anti-Defamation League, Commentary Magazine, November 2018.


September 4, 2023: Musk provides more detail on the basis of his lawsuit against the ADL, and the minimum amount he’d seek in damages


September 4, 2023: Musk announces his intent to sue the ADL to recover up to $22 billion in damages from the war it declared against him and Twitter/X

In response, a user posted a comment with a screencap about an earlier instance in which the ADL was forced by a federal jury to pay $10.5 million to settle a case in which it defamed others.

Musk replied with an indication that in his case, the judgment could be as much as $22 billion.

The article to which the user referred is here:

Judge fines ADL $10.5 million in Colorado defamation suit, Jewish News of Northern California, May 12, 2000.

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