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Elon Musk feuds with Brazilian judiciary

Update : 10 Apr 2024, 22:16

Elon Musk has lambasted Alexandre de Moraes, one of the 10 judges on Brazil's Supreme Court, for ordering X to block several accounts, including that of a blogger and two members of Congress. For a while now, Brazil's Constitutional Court has been clamping down on so-called digital militias accused of spreading disinformation and vitriol online. 

Musk, who owns X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, took aim at Moraes saying "this aggressive censorship appears to violate the law & will of the people of Brazil."

Musk followed up his post with an even stronger message on X: "This judge has brazenly and repeatedly betrayed the constitution and people of Brazil. He should resign or be impeached. Shame @Alexandre, shame."

Musk also said he would defy the Constitutional Court order to block users and reactive the accounts.

Investigation into Musk conduct

Defiantly, Musk announced that "We are lifting all restrictions. This judge has applied massive fines, threatened to arrest our employees and cut off access to

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