Alex Spiro, Musk’s lawyer, did not respond to a request for comment about whether Musk still plans to sue the ADL. The article predicted that a final step, “Step 4,” would be the “deplatforming” of Twitter itself. It called the ADL a “danger” to Musk’s ownership and said it was one of several “powerful left-wing activist groups” that had “besieged” Twitter before Musk bought it. Beattie’s presentation of ideas that appeared to be adopted by Musk continued after his website published the anonymous April 2022 article. One month later, Musk released the “Twitter Files” — a partial release of internal emails by Twitter employees curated by Musk-friendly writers.