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A judge has recently dismissed Elon Musk's lawsuit against an organisation focused on researching and combating hate

Today, a federal judge ruled against Elon Musk, dismissing a lawsuit filed by Musk and his company X against a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching online hate.

The lawsuit, brought by X against the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), accused the organization of disseminating false information following the publication of critical reports on hate and extremism online. X claimed substantial financial losses due to CCDH's research and also alleged data scraping and rule violations by the organization.

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Judge Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California granted CCDH's motion to dismiss the case, stating that X's motives were clear: to retaliate against CCDH's critical publications. Breyer also denied Musk and X the opportunity to reopen the case.

Following the ruling, CCDH CEO Imran Ahmed emphasized the importance of their work in holding social media companies accountable for their decisions affecting society. The organization's legal victory was led by Roberta Kaplan, who highlighted the significance of the decision in upholding the rule of law.

While this ruling is a positive outcome for those combating online extremism, Musk continues to pursue legal action against Media Matters for America in Texas, a state without the same protections against frivolous lawsuits.

Information Source: TechCrunch


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