Musk Defies Australian Demands To Remove Stabbing Video Globally

Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of X, formerly Twitter is fighting back against the Australian government’s attempts to censor content worldwide. The clash began after a video depicting a recent stabbing at a Sydney church went viral on the platform.

Australian authorities demanded X remove the video entirely claiming it risks “irreparable harm if it’s continuing to circulate.” Musk’s team argued that blocking the content from Australian viewers was sufficient.

The victim of the attack Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel a conservative preacher with a large online following wants the video to remain accessible. Emmanuel has faced criticism from the left for his stances against LGBT issues and Australia’s COVID-19 lockdowns.

X’s Global Government Affairs team stated “While X respects the right of a country to enforce its laws within its jurisdiction the eSafety Commissioner does not have the authority to dictate what content X’s users can see globally.”

Musk is challenging what many see as dangerous regulatory overreach that threatens internet freedom. The dispute highlights the broader question of who should control the information the global public can access.

The issues in Australia are not new. The nation has been pulling itself further and further to the left over the years, with the creciendo of left-wing extremism echoing across the world during the pandemic, where the country seems to have taken some of the most extreme and oppressive measures in the entire Western world.

Still, even with the leftist government guiding the countries policy, it is still shocking to witness the audacity of Australia to demand that the entire world be censored to make them feel better about themselves for the action, or lack of action, they take on a horrible act of terrorism against a world-renouned man of God.