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Elon Musk Faces Brazilian Supreme Court Probe Over Social Media Role

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 • Tamil Comments
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Brazilian Supreme Court justices say that another probe is targeting Elon Musk over suspected obstruction of justice. The latest turn in an investigation into the dissemination of fake news is another probe targeting Elon Musk over suspected obstruction of justice, say Brazilian Supreme Court justices.

One of the justices, Alexandre de Moraes, quoted Musk's recent open campaign against the activities of the court and termed it a "disinformation campaign." Musk, who had listed on his Twitter profile that he was the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, accused de Moraes of stifling free speech and urged people to follow his example to avoid potential restrictions on social media.

Investigators will investigate his alleged criminal activities through his platform 'X' as part of a larger probe that includes digital militias spreading defamatory content. According to De Moraes, this is acting very seriously for Musk, against the sovereignty of Brazil.

While X's press office and Musk himself still hadn't issued an official comment, the justice's actions set off a wave of controversy, with critics accusing him of overreach and de Moraes justifying the decisions on the grounds of fake news and threats to democracy.

Musk's defiance zeroes in on the issues of regulation of activity on social media platforms that Brazil is going through. Political figures have been supporting the actions of the Supreme Court in one way that shows the dominance of the law and peace within society. The incident will no doubt further highlight the bigger issues concerning how tech giants are to be reined in with respect to online content and held accountable.

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