Yesterday, Henrik and I had a discussion on the #BanTheADL hashtag which has become a phenomenon on X. Now the Rolling Stone tries to clean up the mess with a predictably leftist take: “Elon Musk Wades Deeper into Antisemitic Propaganda.” I am seriously starting to wonder why I was banned from X a few months ago given that Musk seems well aware that the ADL is intent on banning free speech and is actively involved in persuading advertisers not to patronize X—obviously a threat. Here the Rolling Stone simply asserts that the ADL is just doing God’s work: ” The ADL is a civil rights organization focused on combating antisemitism and extremism.”
But the threats and intimidation are real:
As soon as @elonmusk took over Twitter, the ADL got to work ensuring his promise of a free speech site would not come to fruition.
— Keith Woods (@KeithWoodsYT) September 1, 2023
Musk clearly understands that the ADL is engaging in financial intimidation based on their influence on wokeness in the corporate world. But despite the evidence, for Rolling Stone, it’s just a “false allegation.” “Amid this flurry of extremism, Musk engaged with Woods, first by liking a post in which he falsely alleged that the ADL is “financially blackmailing social media companies into removing free speech on their platform,” then by replying that “ADL has tried very hard to strangle X/Twitter.” His evident enthusiasm for the attacks boosted them further while undermining Yaccarino’s efforts to convince advertisers that X is working to rein in the site’s hate accounts.”
Gab’s Andrew Torba explains how it works:
X is built on the rails of multiple third-party services including, but not limited to the Google Cloud infrastructure among others. X has had a partnership with Google Cloud since 2018, and Bloomberg reports that this collaboration has incurred annual expenses ranging from $200 million to $300 million for the company. Jonathan Greenblatt has openly bragged about the ADL’s partnership with Google, YouTube, Facebook, and X, going so far as to change the algorithms of these companies to meet their demands.
With one phone call to Google the ADL can cripple X. If Google pulls the plug on the cloud hosting deal massive parts of X’s critical infrastructure will be down for a long time, possibly the entire platform would be taken offline with one click. We saw this happen in 2020 with Parler when Amazon AWS pulled the plug and the platform was taken offline. They were never able to fully recover and recently shut the platform down completely after it sold to a third-party.
Going after the cloud hosting providers is just the start for the ADL’s ability to utterly destroy X. Next come the app store bans. With that same phone call to Google the ADL could easily highlight the hundreds of thousands of “antisemitic” posts on the platform and point the the #BantheADL posts as their prime example. Don’t put it past them. They likely have multiple studies going on behind the scenes tracking the “rise in hate” on the platform since Elon took over and will use this to present their case.
Without critical infrastructure and the app stores X would be in serious trouble, but Elon may be able to pull off a miracle and keep the platform online. Next come the advertisers. The ADL has close connections with all of the top Fortune 500 companies and will use their mafia-style power to get these companies to pull their ad dollars from X. This has already been going on since the moment Elon took over the platform. X is operating in a cash flow negative situation and reports claim that ad revenue has fallen by a dramatic 50% since Elon took over.
That’s only the beginning. Next the ADL will contact the sitting members of Congress and the Biden White House. We’ll see Elon be summoned to testify in Congress about the rise in “misinformation” and “hate” on the platform since he took over.
Elon is in a unique position because he’s not only running X. He’s also running several other companies including SpaceX and Tesla, both of which require him to appease the Regime and stay within their favor. The ADL can and will go after not only X, but all of Elon’s companies. It’s no coincidence that the CEO of X is having meetings with the ADL just days after the DOJ announced that they were suing SpaceX.
The good news is that Musk has enough money to weather the storm, although he may have to come up with his own cloud hosting, and then there’s still Congress. In any case:
To be super clear, I’m pro free speech, but against anti-Semitism of any kind
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 4, 2023
Who knows? Maybe he’s have enough balls to reinstate people like me, James Edwards, Tom Sunic, Jared Taylor, etc. without any fatal repercussions.