Last week Media Matters came out with a report that ads for Global X brands were appearing next to content that “promoted Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party.” Although Elon Musk and X CEO Linda Yaccarino have denied the allegations, several giant companies — such as IBM, Apple, and Walt Disney — have also stopped running their ads on X.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has opened an investigation into Media Matters on suspicion of fraud. Elon Musk announced this on his X page.
Fraud carries civil and criminal penalties
– he wrote to the publication in which he also shared the scanned copy of the document proving the start of the investigation.
However, it is important to note that the Attorney General and
The lawsuit and investigation were launched because there was a good chance the organization had manipulated the X algorithm in a way that would cause anti-Semitic content to appear next to the ads in question, he wrote. the edge.
According to their claim, Media Matters manipulated the algorithms that govern X’s user experience to create images displaying racist, inflammatory content next to paid posts from X’s largest advertisers – to circumvent the security system.
According to From there, all you have to do is wait for ads to appear next to Nazi-sympathizing content, and compromising screenshots can already be taken.