Recently, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) highlighted an increase in hate speech on the X social media platform (formerly Twitter). According to the social media platform and Elon Musk, this cost the company millions of dollars in advertising revenue, as many advertisers paused their investments. The social media company sued CCDH on 31st July on Monday.
CCDH, a non-profit organization, reported an increase in hate speech on the X platform (formerly Twitter) after Elong Musk took it over.
However, as per reports by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), before the lawsuit, the social media company sent a letter to CCDH while threatening to sue them. In response to the letter, the CCDH accused the social media platform of
“intimidating those who have the courage to advocate against incitement, hate speech, and harmful content online.”
The main reason, as claimed by X, why the social media company sued the hate speech watchdog was that the inciting claims of CCDH stopped the investments of advertisers.
In a blog post, X stated –
“Despite our continued progress, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) and its backers have been actively working to assert false and misleading claims encouraging advertisers to pause investment on the platform. X is a free public service funded largely by advertisers. Through the CCDH’s scare campaign and its ongoing pressure on brands to prevent the public’s access to free expression, the CCDH is actively working to prevent public dialogue.”
As per the reports of American National Public Radio, X accused CCDH of the violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, breach of contract, inducing breach of contract, and intentional interference with contractual relations.
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