Elon Musk defies Brazil court ruling to block popular X accounts, plans to expose government censorship

Elon Musk is defying the orders set by a top Brazilian court to block popular X accounts on the platform and is set to publish documents containing the many demands from the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil Alexandre de Moraes of the company.

In a post on Sunday, Musk wrote, "Coming shortly, X will publish everything Alexandre de Moraes demanded by and how those requests violate Brazilian law. This judge has brazenly and repeatedly betrayed the constitution and people of Brazil. He should resign or be impeached."

The announcement comes after X's Global Government Affairs account posted about popular accounts being banned on the social platform on Saturday.

Journalist Michael Shellenberger said, "At any moment, Brazil’s Supreme Court could shut off all access to X/Twitter for the people of Brazil. It is not an exaggeration to say that Brazil is on the brink of dictatorship at the hands of a totalitarian Supreme Court Justice named Alexandre de Moraes."

Earlier last week, Shellenberger, revealed that heavy steps towards censorship of free speech were taking place in a summary of what he called Brazil's "Twitter Files."

He added in his post from Saturday, "Three days ago I published the Twitter Files for Brazil. They show that Moraes has violated the Brazilian Constitution. Moraes illegally demanded that Twitter reveal private information about Twitter users who used hashtags he considered inappropriate. He demanded access to Twitter's internal data, violating the platform's policy. He censored, on his own initiative and without any respect for due process, posts on Twitter by parliamentarians from the Brazilian Congress. And Moraes tried to turn Twitter's content moderation policies into a weapon against supporters of then-president Jair Bolsonaro."

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