After Musk Sues, Media Matters Lays Off a Dozen Staffers

Media Matters for America laid off at least a dozen staffers on Thursday following a defamation lawsuit by X owner Elon Musk and a federal investigation by two Republican attorneys general.

Staffers for the progressive outlet took to Musk’s social media platform to announce their abrupt separation from Media Matters.

“Bad News: I’ve been laid off from @mmfa, along with a dozen colleagues,” Kat Abughazaleh wrote. “There’s a reason far-right billionaires attack Media Matters with armies of lawyers: They know how effective our work is, and it terrifies them (him).”

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