Court Victory: Elon Musk’s X Corp. Lawsuit Against Hate Speech Researchers Dismissed

Judge dismisses lawsuit by Musk’s X against nonprofit researchers tracking hate speech on platform | AP News

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by Elon Musk’s X Corp. against the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), deeming it an attempt to punish the research group for its speech. X, formerly Twitter, sued CCDH for allegedly violating its terms of service by compiling public tweets, attributing the loss of advertisers to CCDH reports on rising hate speech. Judge Charles Breyer dismissed the suit, stating it was solely about punishing CCDH for its speech. X had previously sued Media Matters for similar reasons. In the CCDH lawsuit, X sought damages for the alleged loss of ad revenue due to CCDH reports but failed to demonstrate how CCDH’s actions directly caused financial harm. The CCDH, a nonprofit, regularly publishes reports on hate speech and extremism, critical of Musk’s leadership. CCDH’s founder criticized the lawsuit as billionaire-led harassment, advocating for more transparency from tech companies. The ruling was hailed as a victory for free speech and the rule of law against powerful entities like X.

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