Our response to Elon Musk and X Corp’s lawsuit against CCDH

Posted on August 01, 2023 in Press releases.

Montage of Elon Musk next to the Center for Countering Digital Hate logo after Musk threatens researchers with legal action

Statement from CCDH Founder and CEO Imran Ahmed:
“Elon Musk’s latest legal move is straight out of the authoritarian playbook – he is now showing he will stop at nothing to silence anyone who criticizes him for his own decisions and actions. The Center for Countering Digital Hate’s research shows that hate and disinformation is spreading like wildfire on the platform under Musk’s ownership and this lawsuit is a direct attempt to silence those efforts. People don’t want to see or be associated with hate, antisemitism, and the dangerous content that we all see proliferating on X. Musk is trying to ‘shoot the messenger’ who highlights the toxic content on his platform rather than deal with the toxic environment he’s created. CCDH has no intention of stopping our independent research – Musk will not bully us into silence.”