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Brazilian politicians and journalists suspended their accounts, Musk confirms

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Elon Musk claimed that the X platform was asked to suspend accounts of sitting members of the Brazilian Parliament and journalists, as the US government investigates possible law violations in Brazil. Musk revealed this in a post on his social media platform, expressing concern over the situation.

The billionaire stated that the US House of Representatives has inquired about actions taken in Brazil that may have violated Brazilian law. Musk mentioned that they were asked to suspend sitting members of Brazilian parliament and journalists. This has sparked controversy and tensions between X and the Brazilian government.

The Brazilian government is reportedly trying to ban X in the country and has threatened to arrest its employees if their demands are not met. Musk did not reveal the specific accounts that were ordered to be blocked by Supreme Court judge Alexandre de Moraes, which initiated the conflict between Musk and the government.

Recently, Elon Musk had expressed on social media that X employees in Brazil were facing the threat of arrest. He had even mentioned that he would lift all restrictions, even if it meant closing down their office in the country. The situation remains tense as the US government looks into the matter.

The tech billionaire’s statements have raised concerns about freedom of expression and the power of social media platforms in influencing government decisions. The outcome of this conflict between Musk’s X platform and the Brazilian government is still uncertain, as tensions escalate.

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