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Walt Mossberg and ADL Hit Back at Elon Musk

Elon Musk is threatening to sue the ADL.

Elon Musk avid user of Twitter

Elon Musk an avid user of Twitter

Walt Mossberg, an expert and columnist on the high-tech world, has “quit” Twitter in protest over owner Elon Musk’s attacks on the ADL (Anti-Defamation League). And ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt issued a statement condemning Elon Musk’s threats to sue his organization.

“The reality is, this claim that Elon wants to sue us — look, I can’t really tell you what’s in his head. I’ve read the same tweets that you have,” Greenblatt told CNN’s Abby Phillip. “But what’s alarming is the rise of antisemitism across the country. Like, we’ve got to see the big picture here. Literally, anti-Jewish acts have reached historic levels in the United States. The highest number we’ve seen in 40-some-odd years of tracking it.”

“It is profoundly disturbing that Elon Musk spent the weekend engaging with a highly toxic, anti-Semitic campaign on his platform–a campaign started by an unrepentant bigot that then was heavily promoted by individuals such as white supremacist Nick Fuentes, Christian nationalist Andrew Torba, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and others,” said the ADL.

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As for Mossberg, he took to Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads to post, “I have deactivated my account on Twitter (X), which began in 2007.”

Interestingly, both the ADL and Greenblatt’s Twitter accounts are still active.

A few days ago, Elon Musk, the mercurial billionaire businessman, threatened to sue the ADL, accusing the organization of causing Twitter to lose advertising money because the group has been protesting the social media for allowing the proliferation of anti-Semitic and racist posts.

Elon Musk charged that the ADL is “trying to kill this platform by falsely accusing it & me of being anti-Semitic.” He also alleged that Twitter’s US advertising revenue is down 60%, “primarily due to pressure on advertisers by @ADL (that’s what advertisers tell us), so they almost succeeded in killing X/Twitter!”

Walt Mossberg is an American technology journalist and moderator. He was the principal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal from 1991 through 2013. He also co-founded AllThingsD, Recode and the D and Code Conferences. From 2015 to 2017, Mossberg was Executive Editor of The Verge and Editor-at-Large of Recode, a website owned by Vox Media. Mossberg wrote a weekly column for both and also had a weekly podcast, Ctrl-Walt-Delete. Mossberg was also co-executive producer of the annual Code Conference. He retired in July 2017.

Walt Mossberg’s Personal Technology column was one of the most influential technology columns in the world. He was known for his clear and concise writing, his in-depth analysis of products, and his willingness to challenge the tech industry. He was also a frequent guest on television and radio shows, where he shared his insights on the latest technology trends.

Mossberg is a recipient of numerous awards for his journalism, including the National Magazine Award, the Gerald Loeb Award, and the Technology Review’s TR100 award. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.



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