Musk’s X sues Media Matters over pro-Nazi content link

X claims Media Matters kick-started a ‘blatant smear campaign’ by publishing almost 20 articles against the social media platform and Musk in November

Elon Musk, the chief executive at X, agreed with a post last week that said Jewish people hold a “dialectical hatred” of White people. Patrick Pleul/AFP via Getty Images

Elon Musk’s X, formerly known as Twitter, accused Media Matters for America in a lawsuit of “maliciously” trying to drive away advertisers from the social media platform by reporting that ads for Apple, International Business Machines and Oracle were running next to pro-Nazi content.

“Media Matters designed both these images and its resulting media strategy to drive advertisers from the platform and destroy X Corp.,” the company said in a complaint filed Monday in federal ...