Elon Musk Mocks Australian PM Over X’s Online Censorship Fight

There is an ongoing dispute over the Australian government’s demand that American tech tycoon Elon Musk delete explicit material from his social networking site X.

A judge ordered X to remove any information relating to a suspected terrorist act from its servers on Monday. On April 15, during a live-streamed liturgy at a church in western Sydney, an Assyrian bishop was attacked by a 16-year-old boy.

As part of its ongoing legal dispute, the business said it has temporarily implemented the order in Australia. Nonetheless, as entrepreneur Elon Musk has done, it argues that a global removal order violates the idea of free expression.

A daily fine of over $800,000 and perhaps contempt of court charges await X executives if the company does not delete content as ordered by a judge.

Prime Minister Albanese singled out X as the only social networking site that had refused to comply with the demands of Australia’s eSafety commissioner on Tuesday.

In a public statement, the prime minister acknowledged the platform’s dedication to honesty, which Musk appreciated.

The Australian “eSafety Commissar” has requested that all countries be able to regulate information worldwide. According to Musk, this makes one wonder whether any nation should ever control the Internet. Musk asked if giving one unelected Australian official control over every country was fair.

Demands were just an effort to promote “common decency,” in Albanese’s view.

Albanese asserts that Musk does not understand what is essential to Australian families.

He decided to include more violent material on his platform that might upset its users. Numerous other social networking sites have noted and abided by the eSafety Commissioner’s decision.

As far as eSafety initiatives are concerned, Albanese thinks social media platforms should shoulder some civic duty. He said it is clear that Musk is confused and out of touch with reality since he continues to support the freedom to publish violent stuff on a platform.

In response to a query on the prospect of expanding the commissioner’s authority or limiting access to X in Australia, the prime minister said that the government is actively investigating possible actions to take.

Albanese clarified that they are not calling for censorship but rather a return to common sense in the fight against internet violence.