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Recently, the hashtag #BanTheADL took Twitter and social media platforms by storm, sparked by a meeting between Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt and X CEO Linda Yaccarino. The meeting centered on the contentious issue of expanding online censorship to combat “hate” on social media.
Greenblatt, a prominent pro-Israel lobbyist and advocate for internet censorship, publicly disclosed the meeting, describing it as a “frank and productive conversation” regarding the platform’s approach to addressing hate content. He expressed hope for improvements in the service while also emphasizing ADL’s commitment to vigilant oversight and holding individuals and companies accountable.
I had a very frank + productive conversation with @LindayaX yesterday about @X, what works and what doesn't, and where it needs to go to address hate effectively on the platform. I appreciated her reaching out and I'm hopeful the service will improve. @ADL will be vigilant and…— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) August 30, 2023
Coincidentally, this meeting occurred shortly after Attorney General Merrick Garland, closely associated with Greenblatt, initiated a lawsuit against Elon Musk’s SpaceX for allegedly hiring practices favoring Americans over refugees and asylum seekers. Additionally, reports surfaced that Garland’s Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission were preparing another lawsuit against Musk’s Tesla, investigating potential misuse of company resources and alleged misrepresentation of electric car battery ranges.
The head of the ADL meet with the head X to determine what is hate speech— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) August 31, 2023
The ADL is a anti white hate group that believes saying it’s okay to be white and white lives matter is hate speech https://t.co/mLWewQpU88 pic.twitter.com/xhl6tGH0Nk
This sequence of events has raised questions about a coordinated effort involving Garland, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, and Greenblatt to exert pressure on Musk and his companies. Social media users, led by figures like former UFC/MMA fighter Jake Shields and Irish nationalist Keith Woods, initiated the #BanTheADL campaign in response to the ADL’s perceived push for increased censorship.
Critics argue that Greenblatt’s stance on issues like the attacks on white farmers in South Africa, which he has characterized as “baseless claims” by right-wing extremists, conflicts with the principles of free speech. They fear such viewpoints could be labeled as “hate speech” or incitement on platforms like X, limiting discourse on critical topics.
Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the ADL, is of the position that the VERY REAL attacks on white farmers in South Africa, are “baseless claims by right wing extremists, particularly white supremacists”.— The Redheaded libertarian (@TRHLofficial) August 31, 2023
These horrific, targeted, disturbing, and near daily attacks are something… https://t.co/nRLNcFqw6p pic.twitter.com/2kMRdHyJaW
Musk responded with his characteristic enthusiasm to these concerns, indicating his interest in these developments. It’s worth noting that the ADL has previously admitted to running a covert “counterintelligence operation” to undermine the influential anti-communist John Birch Society, raising concerns about its actions on American soil.
In conclusion, the emergence of #BanTheADL on social media reflects growing concerns over censorship and the influence of organizations like the ADL in shaping online discourse. The recent meeting between Greenblatt and Yaccarino and legal actions against Musk’s companies has ignited a debate on free speech, censorship, and the potential consequences of silencing certain voices on social media platforms. It remains to be seen how these issues will evolve and impact the future of online communication and free expression.