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Elon Musk's X has informed Brazil's Supreme Court that it will adhere to all rulings issued by the court

Elon Musk's X has informed Brazil's Supreme Court that it will adhere to all rulings issued by the court or Brazil's top electoral court. This information was disclosed in a letter viewed by Reuters on Monday.


The letter, addressed to Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes, comes in the wake of Musk's announcement last week that he would contest a decision by Moraes. The decision ordered X, formerly known as Twitter, to block certain accounts in the South American nation.


This development signifies a shift in position by X's Brazilian unit. Last week, in a separate document sent to Moraes, it stated that it was unable to influence the U.S.-based company's willingness to comply with the Brazilian court's orders.


"As previously communicated to the federal police, X Brasil confirms that all orders issued by this Supreme Court and the Superior Electoral Court will continue to be fully complied with by X Corp," the lawyers informed Moraes in the Monday letter.


Musk, the owner of X and a self-proclaimed free speech absolutist, had earlier stated that he would reverse all restrictions imposed by Moraes, citing them as unconstitutional. He also called on the justice to resign. In response, Moraes initiated an inquiry into the billionaire for what he termed as obstruction of justice.


Moraes is currently investigating "digital militias" accused of disseminating fake news and hate messages during the tenure of former far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. He is also leading a probe into an alleged coup attempt by Bolsonaro.


Earlier on Monday, X announced that it had been subpoenaed by the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee to provide information on orders from the Brazilian Supreme Court concerning content moderation. The lawyers for the social media platform informed Moraes that X had complied with the committee's request to share confidential court documents and would keep the justice updated on any developments it might receive from X Corp.

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