Media Matters fires back at Texas AG in row over Elon Musk’s X


Media Matters is now suing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton after he opened an investigation into the liberal non-profit over its reporting of Elon Musk’s X.

In the lawsuit, the non-profit alleges that Mr Paxton’s “retaliatory” investigation is unlawful and violates its First Amendment rights.

The dispute began when Media Matters released a report claiming that adverts from major companies were running next to pro-Hitler and antisemitic content on X.

The report prompted a series of major companies – including Disney, Apple and IBM – to pull advertising from the social media platform.

Executives at X quickly condemned Media Matters, claiming the research strategy used to uncover the content next to company adverts was not representative of how regular people use the platform.