Australia's eSafety Commissioner Faces Off Against Elon Musk's X Corp

By Madz Dizon

Jun 08, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

Australia's eSafety Commissioner Faces Off Against Elon Musk's X Corp
Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla and SpaceX and owner of X Holdings Corp., speaks at the Milken Institute's Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel,on May 6, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Australia's eSafety Commissioner will be involved in a legal battle with Elon Musk's X Corp in the near future. 

The court has been informed that the social media giant has been slapped with a significant fine.

Australia's eSafety Commissioner Slaps X Corp with $615,500 Fine

In a statement, eSafety mentioned that the notice required the company to provide an explanation regarding how it was addressing the Basic Online Safety Expectations concerning child sexual exploitation and abuse material.

eSafety claims that X Corp did not provide truthful and accurate responses to certain questions and has imposed a fine of $615,500 on the company.

X Corp is currently pursuing legal action to challenge the infringement notice. They have initiated proceedings that will coincide with the case being pursued by the eSafety Commissioner, Daily Mail reported.

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X Gears Up for Court Battle

eSafety asserts in its brief statement that while the notice was first sent to Twitter Inc, X Corp had the ability to address the notice.

X Corp is preparing to defend their case, with a court hearing scheduled for Friday. Later this year, two legal experts will be called to testify when the matter goes to trial.

The court was informed that the outcome of the case would depend on how Nevada law treats foreign regulatory obligations. The case will be brought back to court later this year.

Earlier this week, X achieved a significant victory in a legal dispute with the eSafety Commissioner. 

The Commissioner decided to drop its case against the social media company regarding the refusal to take down videos depicting a stabbing attack on a Sydney bishop.

The eSafety Commission was seeking X's cooperation in removing videos that contained footage of a disturbing incident involving Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel during a live-streamed sermon.

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