Australia: Regime drops attempt to censor posts on X

Source: Aol

“Australia’s cyber safety regulator on Wednesday decided to drop a legal challenge against Elon Musk-owned X over the removal of videos of the stabbing of an Assyrian church bishop in Sydney, after a setback last month in the federal court. Judge Geoffrey Kennett in May rejected a bid by the eSafety commissioner to extend a temporary order for the social media platform to block videos of the knife attack, which Australian authorities had called a terrorist attack. Commissioner Julie Inman Grant said in a statement the regulator had decided to drop its legal action against X. … X had blocked Australian users from viewing the posts but refused to remove them globally on the grounds that one country’s rules should not control the internet.” (06/05/24)