Court orders Elon Musk's X to block Sydney church stabbing footage

June 14, 2024

Key Points Social media platform X has been ordered to remove graphic content related to a Sydney church stabbing. An Australian court has ordered billionaire Elon Musk's social media platform to block every user from seeing violent footage related to a Sydney church stabbing, not just block it for Australian audiences. Justice Geoffrey Kennett granted the interim order sought, suppressing the footage to all users on X until at least Wednesday afternoon. PM labels challenge "extraordinary"Prime Minister Anthony Albanese described X's decision to challenge the eSafety commissioner's court order as "extraordinary". Albanese criticised the broadcast of violent images and said some social media content exacerbated the pain of many people.