Elon Musk Under Criminal Investigation In Brazil

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A Brazilian judge has ordered a criminal investigation into Elon Musk in relation to court-described disinformation being spread on X.

Justice Alexandre de Moraes named Musk in an ongoing probe into the spread of fake news and disinformation. The judge ordered a new investigation opened into Musk specifically for obstruction of justice, according to the Associated Press.

“The flagrant conduct of obstruction of Brazilian justice, incitement of crime, the public threat of disobedience of court orders and future lack of cooperation from the platform are facts that disrespect the sovereignty of Brazil,” de Moraes wrote in his order.

De Moraes took action against Musk after the entrepreneur protested against orders from the judge’s court on Saturday. Musk accused de Moraes of betraying Brazil and making illegal requests of X to take down posts and block accounts.

“Coming shortly, X will publish everything demanded by @Alexandre 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,” Musk said in a post on X. “Shame @Alexandre, shame.”

“These are the most draconian demands of any country on Earth!” Musk added later.

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