June 13, 2024

Elon Musk’s X/Twitter Wins Court Reprieve Against Australian Censorship of Church Stabbing Video

Elon Musk’s social media platform X/Twitter gained a court docket reprieve on Monday in a combat towards the Australian authorities’s censorship of movies of a stabbing inside a Sydney church.

A federal decide denied a bid by the eSafety Commissioner, Australia’s on-line watchdog, to increase an injunction to take away X/Twitter posts displaying a priest below assault by a knife-wielding assailant in April, in keeping with a report by CNBC.


As Breitbart News reported, Bishop Mari Emmanuel was preaching a live-streamed sermon at Christ The Good Shepherd Church in Sydney when a person wearing black approached the altar and appeared to stab the Christian Orthodox priest a number of instances.

Video of the church stabbing was circulated on-line, raking in lots of of hundreds of views, and sparking a conflict between Musk and the Australian authorities.

Last month, Musk reacted to the eSafety Commissioner looking for to drive X to censor posts displaying footage of the assault, expressing considerations concerning free speech.

“Our concern is that if ANY country is allowed to censor content for ALL countries, which is what the Australian ‘eSafety Commissar’ is demanding, then what is to stop any country from controlling the entire Internet?” Musk wrote.

“We have already censored the content in question for Australia, pending legal appeal, and it is stored only on servers in the USA,” the Tesla CEO added.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese reacted to Musk in an interview final month, claiming the billionaire thinks he’s “above the law.”

“I do not think I’m above the law,” Musk responded. “Does the PM think he should have jurisdiction over all of Earth?”

In one other April interview, Prime Minister Albanese stated Musk’s refusal to associate with what the eSafety Commissioner needs “shows his arrogance.”

“This is an egotist,” Albanese added of Musk. “He is someone who’s totally out of touch with the values that Australian families have.”

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“Well, no president, prime minister or judge has authority over all of Earth!” Musk responded. “This platform adheres to the laws of countries in those countries, but it would be improper to extend one country’s rulings to other countries.”

“If he want to censor things in other countries, he should bring a legal action to bear in those countries,” the X/Twitter proprietor added.

You can observe Alana Mastrangelo on Facebook and X at @ARmastrangelo, and on Instagram.