Elon Musk's social media company X, formerly called Twitter, filed a lawsuit against the liberal advocacy group Media Matters for America on Monday.
Misleading and false information is muddying efforts to uncover who is responsible for the deadly blast that killed hundreds of people
"This is propaganda 101. You flood the gap, especially in those early hours, with content that suggests a certain narrative," said one observer.
Donald Trump posted again for the first time in three years since being banned from various social media, taking to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter to post his mugshot.
X, the company formerly known as Twitter, is suing the Center for Countering Digital Hate, which has documented the spread of hate speech and viral falsehoods on social media.
The account ElonJet tracked the movement of Elon Musk's private jet in real time, until it was suspended by Twitter last year. Now, it has resurfaced on Meta's fast-growing Twitter rival, Threads.
An attorney for Twitter accused Meta of hiring dozens of former Twitter employees with the intention of creating a "copycat" platform, implying a lawsuit could come next.
Meta's new app, Threads, may be the latest in a long-string of Twitter's competitors, but it appears to have an edge in the game thanks to its ties to Instagram. Over 30 million users have joined.
The page was created by Jack Sweeney, the 20-year-old who also started the popular Twitter account tracking billionaire Elon Musk's private jet.
Authorities quickly confirmed that no explosion had taken place but the faked images spread on Twitter for a short time. The incident briefly sent the stock market lower.