Elon Musk threatens to sue media watchdog over 'anti-semitic' post

10:49 PM | 19 Nov, 2023
Elon Musk threatens to sue media watchdog over 'anti-semitic' post
Source: Instagram

Many major US firms have decided to stop running advertisements on Elon Musk's social networking platform X after the site was accused of sharing antisemitic content. Now Musk has vowed to sue Media Matters, a watchdog group, and others.

The racist and antisemitic material that has spread throughout the website since X bought it in 2022 nd it has kept Musk and X under close scrutiny.

Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, said earlier this week that it had discovered advertisements from Apple, IBM and other companies positioned next to content that supported Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.

Musk on Wednesday defended an antisemitic post on X that purportedly said Jews were inciting hatred against white people. The statement drew harsh criticism, including from the White House.

Without mentioning any other parties, Musk stated in a statement on X, "The split second court opens on Monday, X Corp. will be filing a thermonuclear lawsuit against Media Matters and all those who colluded in this fraudulent attack on our company."

IBM, Disney, Warner Bros, Discovery and Comcast, Lions Gate Entertainment and Paramount Global are just a few of the businesses that have banned advertisements for X in the past two days. According to Axios, Apple, the most valuable firm in the world, would follow the suit.

Musk tweeted a statement saying, "This week, in another attempt to undermine freedom of speech and mislead advertisers, Media Matters for America posted a story that completely misrepresented the real experience on X." 

He said that Media Matters had set up a spoof account with the intention of "misinforming advertisers" about their content.

Musk, according to Media Matters on Saturday, is a "bully" who threatens "meritless lawsuits."

"Musk acknowledged that the problematic advertisements were shown alongside the pro-Nazi content that we detected," a statement from Media Matters President Angelo Carusone said.

In the past, Musk has threatened to sue other parties, most notably the Anti-Defamation League, a group that combats antisemitism, alleging that it is to blame for X's decline in ad income. But he hasn't sued the ADL yet.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies - Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 2 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45  77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold registers big fall in Pakistan; check today gold rates in Pakatan - 2 December 2023

The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 2 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Karachi PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Islamabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Peshawar PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Quetta PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sialkot PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Attock PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujranwala PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Jehlum PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Multan PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Bahawalpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujrat PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nawabshah PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Chakwal PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Hyderabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nowshehra PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sargodha PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Faisalabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Mirpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705


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