Elon Musk called the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) "evil" and its founder personally a "rat" on Twitter, leading to a lawsuit against CCDH in a California court.
CCDH's mission is to research online hate and disinformation and hold social media companies accountable for harming human rights and civil liberties.
Musk's lawsuit aims to silence critics of his platform, Twitter (now known as X Corp).
CCDH's research has exposed an increase in slurs, LGBTQ+ hate, climate denial content, and Twitter's failure to act on hate.
US legislators condemned X Corp's hostile stance towards independent research efforts.
CCDH is resolved to stand up against Musk's attempts to restrict criticism and accountability.
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