Missouri attorney general investigating Media Matters over Twitter fraud allegations

November 20, 2023

The Post Millennial reported this week that a major Democrat-leaning organization may face criminal charges. 

According to the website, Republican Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey revealed this weekend that his office is conducting an investigation into Media Matters over possible criminal and civil violations.

Media Matters accused of manipulating platform with multiple accounts

That revelation was made on Sunday via a post to the social media platform previously known as Twitter, and it came in response to an earlier post by platform owner Elon Musk.

At issue are allegations that Media Matters, which was founded by Clinton ally David Brock, created multiple accounts in order to manipulate the platform.

Specifically, the group is said to have attempted to produce a false impression that ads from major corporations are regularly appearing alongside extremist content.

Musk promises "thermonuclear lawsuit" against group and its collaborators

This led Musk to declare in a post on Sunday that he will unleash "a thermonuclear lawsuit against Media Matters and ALL those who colluded in this fraudulent attack on our company."

Musk later mused on the "civil and criminal" implications of such a scheme, which prompted Bailey to state that his "team is looking into this matter."

Bailey is suing the Biden administration over online censorship

That remark also came after conservative activist and former Trump White House advisor Stephen Miller pointed out that there are in excess of two dozen conservative state attorneys general.

The Post Millennial noted that Bailey is no stranger to cases involving big tech companies and free speech matters, as he is one of multiple plaintiffs who are suing the Biden administration over online censorship.

What's more, Bailey also joined with 18 other state attorneys general in signing an amicus brief opposing the gag order in former President Donald Trump's Washington D.C. criminal case.

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