Australian prime minister criticizes ‘bloke’ Elon Musk for combating censorship

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has spoken out against billionaire and X owner Elon Musk, specifically as he fights a court order from the country.

The order relates to videos shared on X showing Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel getting attacked by a person with a knife, with an Australian judge ruling on Monday that X must block all users from viewing the video. Albanese said in an interview that by fighting the court’s order, Musk is “fighting for the right to sow divisions and to show violent videos which are very distressing.”

“But this bloke thinks he’s above the Australian law, that he’s above common decency, and I’ll tell you what — I say to Elon Musk that he is so out of touch with what the Australian public want,” Albanese said. 

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