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Elon Musk Criticizes Australia for Ordering Removal of Stabbing Video

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SYDNEY—Elon Musk criticized an order by Australian authorities to remove a video of the stabbing of a religious leader. The billionaire owner of a social-media platform argued it sets a dangerous precedent that effectively allows one country to control the entire internet. The row has intensified in recent days, with Australia’s eSafety commissioner—the official in charge of monitoring social media for harmful content—taking the platform to court for not doing enough to remove the content after it received a formal notice to take it down. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has also weighed in, arguing that Musk is fighting for the right to show violent videos on his platform.