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Brazil Is On The Brink Of Dictatorship

Elon Musk is resisting the government's demand for censorship

I’m reporting to you from Brazil, where a dramatic series of events are underway.

At 5:52 pm ET today, April 6, 2024, X corporation, formerly known as Twitter, announced that a Brazilian court had forced it to “block certain popular accounts in Brazil.”

Less than one hour later, X's owner, Elon Musk, announced that X would defy the court’s order and lift all restrictions. “As a result,” said Musk, “we will probably lose all revenue in Brazil and have to shut down our office there. But principles matter more than profit.”

At any moment, Brazil’s Supreme Court could shut off all access to X/Twitter for the people of Brazil.

It is not an exaggeration to say that Brazil is on the brink of dictatorship at the hands of a totalitarian Supreme Court Justice named Alexandre de Moraes.

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