‘Secret Suspensions and Shadowbans’: Elon Musk Blows The Lid Off The ADL’s Behind-The-Scenes Censorship of Social Media

‘Secret Suspensions and Shadowbans’: Elon Musk Blows The Lid Off The ADL’s Behind-The-Scenes Censorship of Social Media

Chris Menahan

Elon Musk on Monday blew the lid off the Anti-Defamation League’s behind-the-scenes pressure campaigns, revealing that the pro-Israel lobbying group uses advertiser boycotts to push Twitter/X to “secretly suspend or shadowban any account they don’t like.”

“Advertisers avoid controversy, so all that is needed for ADL to crush our US & European ad revenue is to make unfounded accusations,” Musk said Monday night on Twitter/X. “They have much less power in Asia, so our ad revenue there is still strong.”

“This ‘controversy’ causes advertisers to ‘pause’, but that pause is permanent until ADL gives the green light, which they will not do without us agreeing to secretly suspend or shadowban any account they don’t like,” he revealed. “That is the relationship they’ve had with X/Twitter for many years. Presumably, they have that with all western search or social media orgs.”

Musk on Monday evening said he’s likely going to sue the ADL for $22 billion in damages he says were caused by their advertiser boycotts. He also said he will start releasing the details of their shadowy pressure campaigns in the coming days and weeks.

The ADL’s tortious interference with Musk’s businesses appear to be downright criminal but so far not a single congressman has come out against the ADL in support of Musk.

As I reported yesterday, the Israeli government came out in support of the ADL on Monday to condemn their critics as Jew-hating conspiracy theorists and white supremacists.

Meanwhile, suspected Israeli intelligence agents are getting exposed for trying to influence the anti-ADL campaign on Twitter/X.


Elon Musk’s father Errol told The Sun in an article published Monday that he fears his son could be assassinated for going up against powerful forces in the US government.

“Errol exclusively told The U.S. Sun that both he and Elon are worried about what could happen to him,” The Sun reported:

Reacting to a recent New Yorker piece by journalist Ronan Farrow titled “Elon Musk’s Shadow Rule,” Errol said: “It’s a hit job, a shadow government-sponsored opening salvo on Elon.

“The artillery-like softening up of the enemy before the actual attack and preparing of the ever-submissive people for the attack.”

Asked if he fears that the “shadow government” will try to assassinate Elon, he replied: “Yes.”

Errol, who has previously told The U.S. Sun that he warned his son to beef up his security, said Elon shares the same fear.

The ADL was accused in the past of being involved in the Jewish Defense League’s firebombing assassination of Alex Odeh at his office in Santa Ana, California. Odeh was a Palestinian-American who founded his own ADL-like group he dubbed the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) to fight against the ADL’s agenda.

As Israel-based journalist David Sheen reported in 2020:

[Odeh’s] activism made the ADC enemies of the [JDL-backed] Kahanists, but also of the pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC, and of another powerful group that the ADC once saw as their Jewish corollary: the Anti-Defamation League. For a decade, the ADL had published reports on Arab-American organizations, calling them a “propaganda apparatus” and accusing them of being either “PLO fronts” or “part of the Arab master plan”.

The anti-Arab campaigns of AIPAC and the ADL successfully stripped communal voices like the ADC of their legitimacy; so much so that US campaign donations from Arab-Americans were regularly returned to their donors by local, state and federal politicians — including, just the previous year, the Democratic candidate for US President, Walter Mondale.

But the Kahanists believed that Arab-American voices should not only be politically excluded, but physically silenced, as well.

[…] [T]he ADL’s top spy Roy Bullock had infiltrated the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, and had even obtained a floor plan and a key to Alex Odeh’s office [before it was firebombed by the JDL in a targeted assassination].

Years later, when the FBI realized the vast extent of the ADL’s spy operations — which included information on hundreds of US groups and over ten thousand US citizens — Bullock denied any involvement in the Odeh murder, but admitted that among the dozens of groups he had infiltrated on behalf of the ADL were both the San Francisco and Los Angeles-area offices of the ADC.

“The Bureau was interested — they had traced the three or four guys they thought did it,” Bullock told the San Francisco Police Department in January 1993 about the FBI’s investigation into the Odeh murder. “I missed going to the office by one day; I might have been there to open the door instead of him because he allowed me to go into the office if I was down there; just by sheer coincidence it wasn’t me.”

As an ADL agent posing as a solidarity activist volunteering with the ADC, Bullock amassed information on thousands of the group’s members and tried to recruit suspected anti-Semites into the ADC in an attempt to discredit it.

“He was one of our most vocal members,” ADC President Albert Mokhiber said of Bullock after his espionage became public knowledge. “He portrayed himself as someone sincerely interested in Arab civil rights and someone dedicated to the principles of our organization, and everyone believed him to be so.”

These days, the head of the FBI literally writes “love letters” to the ADL.

Musk is going up against extremely powerful forces and he’s going to need all of our support and backing.

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