Posted on May 5, 2022

Soros, Clinton and Obama Staffers and European Governments Are Behind Anti-Musk Campaign to Force Big Corporations to Boycott Twitter

Harriet Alexander, Daily Mail, May 4, 2022

Some of the most high-profile liberal figures have joined together to encourage advertisers to boycott Twitter if Elon Musk brings in his promised policy of unfettered ‘free speech.’

Twenty six NGOs and advocacy groups signed a letter expressing concern about the world’s richest man’s plan.

Musk himself responded to the letter asking who funded them: the answer being an assortment of ‘dark money groups’ like George Soros’s Open Society Foundation; NGOs founded by former Clinton and Obama administration staffers; wealthy Democrat donors and their family foundations; labor unions; and the governments of European nations.

‘Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter will further toxify our information ecosystem and be a direct threat to public safety, especially among those already most vulnerable and marginalized,’ they wrote.

They warned that advertising on Twitter would see their company ‘risks association with a platform amplifying hate, extremism, health misinformation, and conspiracy theorists.’

The authors continued: ‘Under Musk’s management, Twitter risks becoming a cesspool of misinformation, with your brand attached, polluting our information ecosystem in a time where trust in institutions and news media is already at an all-time low.

‘Your ad dollars can either fund Musk’s vanity project or hold him to account. We call on you to demand Musk uphold these basic standards of community trust and safety, and to pull your advertising spending from Twitter if they are not.’

The 26 signatories to the letter warning advertisers off Twitter
1. Access Now

2. Accountable Tech

3. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation

4. Center for Countering Digital Hate

5. Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)

6. Face the Music Collective

7. Fair Vote UK

8. Free Press

9. Friends of the Earth

10. Gender Equity Policy Institute


12. Global Project Against Hate and Extremism

13. Indivisible Northern Nevada

14. Kairos

15. Media Matters for America

16. MediaJustice

17. NARAL Pro-Choice America

18. National Hispanic Media Coalition

19. Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

20. Reproaction

21. Stop Online Violence Against Women Inc

22. The Sparrow Project

23. UltraViolet

24. Union of Concerned Scientists

25. V-Day/One Billion Rising

26. Women’s March

Musk, in response to the letter, tweeted: ‘Who funds these organizations that want to control your access to information? Let’s investigate …’

Piqued by the critique, he added: ‘Sunlight is the best disinfectant.’

The letter signed by the 26 groups was sent on headed paper bearing the logos of Accountable Tech, Media Matters for America, and Ultraviolet.