Elon Musk has indicated that he is receptive to discussions about banning the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) from Twitter/X.
The ADL, led by Jonathan Greenblatt, has been criticized for advocating for restrictions on free speech, particularly from right-wing and some centrist voices who do not align with their perspective.
While the organization claims to combat misinformation, racism, and hate speech, some have noted that they do not acknowledge the possibility of racism against white people. The ADL has also been accused of promoting anti-Christian sentiments, suggesting that saying “Hail Christ” is somehow antisemitic.
These actions have led many to view the ADL as disingenuous, focusing on their specific left-leaning perspective of racism rather than addressing racism comprehensively.
Jonathan Greenblatt previously made a veiled threat on Twitter, suggesting he could use his influence to make Elon Musk’s website, X, disappear. Recently, he hinted at renewed efforts to advocate for censorship on Twitter/X during discussions with Musk’s newly appointed CEO, Linda Yaccarino.
The hashtag #BantheADL gained significant attention on social media, reflecting growing frustration with the ADL’s actions.
Elon Musk himself has accused the ADL of attempting to harm X.
In response to a Twitter user’s suggestion, Musk might conduct a poll to consider banning the ADL from X/Twitter due to their critical behavior towards the platform they have been welcomed on previously.
The situation continues to evolve, and its outcome remains uncertain.