Missouri AG Files Suit Against Non-Profit

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey’s office filed suit against non-profit Media Matters Monday for refusal to cooperate with an investigation.

Bailey’s office started its investigation in November after it allegedly discovered evidence that the non-profit solicited donations from Missourians under false pretenses and used them to target X, formerly known as Twitter.

According to Bailey’s statement, such actions would be in “direct violation” of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

The Attorney General’s lawsuit aims to force Media Matters to turn over documents related to his investigation.

Bailey called X “the last social media platform dedicated to free speech in America” and said, “If there has been any attempt to defraud Missourians in order to trample on their free speech rights, [he] will root it out and hold bad actors accountable.”

The Attorney General’s office has requested a court order requiring Media Matters to comply within 20 days.