X u-turns to comply with Brazil court

According to a letter witnessed by Reuters, lawyers representing X assured the court that they would comply with all its rulings, as well as those issued by Brazil's top electoral court.
19 April 2024
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In a dramatic turn of events, Elon Musk's social media platform, X, previously known as Twitter, has agreed to toe the line with Brazil's Supreme Court. 

This commitment, revealed in a letter to Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes, transitions away from Musk's earlier defiance of a decision ordering X to block specific accounts in Brazil. 

Musk, a self-declared champion of free speech, had vowed to challenge perceived unconstitutional restrictions and even goaded Justice Moraes to step down. 

In response, Moraes initiated an investigation into Musk for potential obstruction of justice.

This latest development sees the Brazilian arm of X taking a different stance. Previously, they had claimed no control over the U.S. parent company's willingness to comply with Brazilian regulations. 

However, the platform's lawyers have now assured Moraes that X Corp will fully comply with all court orders, reiterating their position stated to the federal police.

In related news, X has received a subpoena from the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, requesting details of orders from the Brazilian Supreme Court pertaining to content moderation. 

X's legal team assured Moraes they had complied with the committee's request and agreed to share updates they might receive from X Corp on the matter.

- CyberBeat


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