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Elon Musk Engages in ‘Free Speech’ Dispute with Brazilian Judge

Elon Musk, the high-profile billionaire, is embroiled in a dispute with a Brazilian Supreme Court Justice concerning issues of free speech, the spread of far-right content, and misinformation on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Since acquiring the platform in 2022, Musk has overhauled many of its original policies, drastically reduced its workforce, and altered the content visible to its users.

As the platform’s owner and a prominent figure on it, Musk has attempted to influence global political discussions.

Currently, he finds himself in conflict within Brazil, the largest country in South America by population and economy.

Born in South Africa, Musk, who also leads Tesla and SpaceX, brands himself as a “free speech absolutist.” However, his version of absolutism seems politically biased to some.

He has reactivated accounts of controversial figures, including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and former U.S. President Donald Trump, alongside neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups.

Musk has labeled the decision by advertisers to withdraw their spending on X in protest of antisemitic and other offensive content as “blackmail.”

In contrast to the U.S., where free speech is broadly protected, Brazil’s legal standards are more restrictive.

This month, Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes initiated an investigation into Musk for allegedly spreading defamatory fake news and has also started inquiries regarding potential obstruction, incitement, and criminal organization.

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