Twitter employees in Brazil panic as Elon Musk warns they will face arrest for spreading misinformation

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Elon Musk claimed Tuesday that Brazilian X employees are not safe and have been told they will be arrested, the latest development in an escalating feud between the billionaire, his social media firm and Brazilian authorities after the country’s Supreme Court ordered a probe into the alleged spread of fake news and misinformation on the platform.

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Musk said “we will do a full data dump” of information on the Brazilian judge—who Brazil’s political right frequently criticize as overstepping his authority to censor free speech—once employees are in a safe place.

Musk said Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite internet venture, will provide free internet for Brazilian schools if the government doesn’t honor existing contracts with the company. The government has reportedly threatened to cut ties with the company in its feud with Musk.

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