Pro-Censorship Group Founder Complains That Elon Musk Is Trying To Silence Them

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. The shoe is on the other foot for Imran Ahmed, the founder and CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate US/UK (CCDH). This group is known for backing many efforts to silence others – but now it has suddenly found out it had a taste for free speech (and that would be, “holding up a mirror to Elon Musk”) – and Ahmed complaining that the X/Twitter owner is trying to “sue them into silence.” Even for a neutral observer, it’s clear this might be the case of Musk actually holding up a mirror to CCDH, given its past activities, free expression-wise. CCDH is one of those “hate and disinformation fighting” outfits, that bands together racism, homophobia, harm to children, climate denial, and antisemitism into its “mission,” and also gives itself the role of holding social media “accountable” unless they perform to CCDH standards (of censorship, that is). However, The Guardian gave Ahmed a whole op-ed to vent his frustration with the current situation. According to him, a case of “childish name-calling” on Twitter has now snowballed into a lawsuit his organization faces in California. Ahmed denies the merits of the allegations and asserts that this is an intimidation campaign because CCDH’s “research” has gone after Musk’s social media company for allowing all manner of “disinformation superspreaders” (i.e., free speech) to flourish on the platform since the takeover. And CCDH proudly announces itself as…Pro-Censorship Group Founder Complains That Elon Musk Is Trying To Silence Them