Brazil judge wrangling with Elon Musk has long battled social media | Mint

SÃO PAULO—Before his weekend showdown with tech billionaire Elon Musk, Brazil’s Supreme Court judge Alexandre de Moraes had already earned a reputation as a lightning rod in Brazil’s battles over free speech.

In recent years, de Moraes has slapped fines and bans on social-media companies and ordered police to investigate—and even arrest—some of the country’s most powerful conservative bloggers, businessmen and politicians over what he deemed offensive […]
Brazil judge wrangling with Elon Musk has long battled social media | Mint

Elon Musk 'may have done more to financially impair' X than to help it – New York Post

Musk’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, asked that the transcript of the deposition remain confidential. But his request was denied by a judge.
The Post reached out to X for comment,
The next court hearing is scheduled for April 22.
The social media site has seen an exodus of advertisers over concerns that its free speech mission was allowing rampant hate content to proliferate on the platform since Musk took the reins.
Last fall, the firm handed out stock grants to employees that showed it was worth […]
Elon Musk 'may have done more to financially impair' X than to help it – New York Post

Elon Musk Is Platforming Far-Right Activists in Brazil, Defying Court Order | WIRED

A Brazilian court has announced that it will be opening an investigation into X owner Elon Musk for obstruction of justice, after Musk reactivated far-right accounts that the Brazilian government had flagged for removal. The announcement came after Musk called for Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes, who heads the country’s Superior Electoral Court (TSE), to “resign or be impeached,” and a statement from X alleged that the orders to remove the accounts violate the […]
Elon Musk Is Platforming Far-Right Activists in Brazil, Defying Court Order | WIRED

Brazil Supreme Court investigating Elon Musk over obstruction, disinformation on X

A crusading Brazilian Supreme Court justice included Elon Musk as a target in an ongoing investigation over the dissemination of fake news and opened a separate investigation late Sunday into the executive for alleged obstruction.
In his decision, Justice Alexandre de Moraes noted that Musk on Saturday began waging a public “disinformation campaign” regarding the top court’s actions, and that Musk continued the following day — most notably with comments that his social media company X […]
Brazil Supreme Court investigating Elon Musk over obstruction, disinformation on X

Elon Musk faces Brazil inquiry after defying X court order – The Guardian

Multibillionaire called for resignation of judge who ordered platform to block far-right users
Elon Musk faces a legal investigation in Brazil after becoming embroiled in a public row with a supreme court judge over an order requiring the social network X to take down some far-right accounts.
Justice Alexandre de Moraes had issued a court order forcing the site formerly known as Twitter to block several users as part of his investigation into the former president Jair Bolsonaro’s attempts to […]
Elon Musk faces Brazil inquiry after defying X court order – The Guardian