Elon Musk Puts Liberal Activists On Notice, Warns Them Of “Tortious Interference Claims” Over Boycott

Elon Musk put liberal activists on notice after they started a pressure campaign to get advertisers to boycott Twitter. Musk said:

“Twitter has had a massive drop in revenue, due to activist groups pressuring advertisers, even though nothing has changed with content moderation and we did everything we could to appease the activists. Extremely messed up! They’re trying to destroy free speech in America.”

A Twitter user said: “You have nearly 114,000,000 Twitter followers. Name and shame the advertisers who are succumbing to the advertiser boycotts. So we can counter-boycott them. And get your $8 monthly subscription going asap. So we can start to makeup for lost revenue now.”

Musk said: “Thank you. A thermonuclear name & shame is exactly what will happen if this continues.”

A group of activists from organizations including GLAAD, the Anti-Defamation League, NAACP, and Voto Latino have been pressuring advertisers to pull ads from Twitter.

Enter Tom Fitton who said:

“I wonder if @ElonMusk’s @Twitter has tortious interference claims against the Left activist groups which are causing damaging advertiser boycotts of the platform?”

Musk responded with a warning to the groups:

“We do.”

Musk also outlined his plans for Twitter:

“My commitment to free speech extends even to not banning the account following my plane, even though that is a direct personal safety risk

“Twitter needs to become by far the most accurate source of information about the world. That’s our mission.

“Widespread verification will democratize journalism & empower the voice of the people.

“Search within Twitter reminds me of Infoseek in ‘98! That will also get a lot better pronto.

“Twitter will soon add ability to attach long-form text to tweets, ending absurdity of notepad screenshots.”