In an alarming turn of events, a lawsuit filed by crypto influencer Mario Nawfal, otherwise known as Elons citizen journalist has unveiled a startling dark past, shedding light on a side of Nawfal not previously seen by the public.
The suit, filed against YouTuber Upper Echelon, comes after the latter faced an onslaught of legal actions from Nawfal`s team. Seemingly aiming to financially cripple Upper Echelon for his critique of Nawfal’s business practices, this legal feud has raised more than a few eyebrows.
In a noteworthy development, it seems contradictory for Mario, a known free speech advocate, to sue a critic expressing his opinions who offered constructive criticism founded on witness testimonies or whistleblower evidence.
Contrasting Standards: Journalism Vs. YouTuber Content Creation.
In a Twitter X thread post, Mario emphasized in quotes
“WHY I DECIDED TO TAKE ACTION “Journalists” stick to FACTS and VERIFY the information with the individual before posting about them. Once they’re aware certain information is false, they REMOVE the information and correct the record. I’m suing the YouTuber because he never attempted to verify ANY information through me, posted FACTUALLY FALSE information, and never corrected his videos—despite KNOWING the information was false and harmful. He prioritized ENGAGEMENT over FACTS”
Mario’s concern is based on a fundamental truth about journalism. Traditional journalism adheres to stringent standards of accuracy and verification. Journalists typically go through rigorous processes of checking and cross-checking information with multiple sources before reporting. If a story is found to contain any inaccuracies, even slight ones, it is expected to be corrected or removed.
On the other hand, the standards for YouTubers may not be as strict, which could lead to the dissemination of misleading or incorrect information. It’s worth noting, however, that there are also YouTubers who follow good journalistic practices. The comparison therefore largely depends on the individual YouTuber and their commitment to providing accurate, fact-checked content.
Nawfal’s Defamation Lawsuit: A Test of Free Speech and Evidence Authenticity.
Despite advocating for free speech, particularly on Elon Musk’s favored platform, Nawfal appears to contradict his own stance by attempting to quell a critic’s voice through a defamation lawsuit.
A critical examination of documents by Nawfal, creation dating to Feb 6, 2023, and publicly shared on July 27th, 2023 intended as “facts,” seems to illustrate his personal perspective rather than concrete evidence. Currently, the screenshot utilized in the discourse, unless corroborated by the defendant, cannot be deemed as irrefutable evidence. In most judicial proceedings, pristine archived data would be requisite, contingent upon the cooperation of the relevant platforms.
In a twist that further complicates the narrative, it’s come to light that contrary to Nawfal’s claims, Upper Echelon had indeed reached out to him, as evidenced in a video from the series “Mario Nawfal Files” refer to around the 4-minute 20-second timestamp.
Furthermore, a GoFundMe fundraiser for Upper Echelon’s legal defense has amassed over $25,000, possibly disrupting Nawfal’s alleged plan to financially exhaust him. With the audience rallying behind Upper Echelon, the longer this legal wrangle persists, the more Nawfal’s credibility may be at stake.
Another point of concern is about certain coins displayed on Nawfal’s website or launchpad. Allegedly, despite a zero valuation, the associated charts falsely depicted an upward trend. While I am yet to verify this from any internet archives, the circumstantial evidence suggests possible manipulation. If true, this could be a significant piece of evidence in court.
However, Nawfal has defended these allegations in a thread post:
“Great question. I’ve addressed this before We should have live charts, but didn’t. We showed the ATH on these coins, but any client would know that everything dropped, since 100% of coins in the industry dropped in value. Clients would always check CMC for the latest price We’ve never had any complaints about this and when I noticed it (after the video), we immediately amended it – Mario”
However, with each subsequent explanation, his responses seem to raise more questions than they answer, inviting you to draw your own conclusions.
This unfolding drama serves as a reminder that the crypto world, while rife with opportunity, is not without its perils. As I follow this lawsuit’s developments, it’s crucial to remember the importance of free speech, fair trials, and the integrity of influencers in the crypto community.
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Last Updated on 08/20/2023 by Emmanuel Motelin