Elon Musk’s ‘X’ Platform Fined $386,000 in Australia ( See Reason)

In a significant blow to the tech conglomerate, Australia has imposed a hefty fine of $386,000 on Elon Musk’s social media platform ‘X’ (formerly known as Twitter) following the platform’s alleged non-cooperation in a child abuse investigation.

Australia’s Regulatory Response

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The e-Security Commission, responsible for maintaining cybersecurity and online safety, found ‘X’ to be non-compliant, citing its failure to respond to critical inquiries, including those related to child abuse. Consequently, ‘X’ now faces a financial penalty of $386,000.

Musk’s Pledge to Child Safety

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In response to the regulatory action, Elon Musk took to the platform to emphasize his commitment to eradicating child exploitation.

However, Australian authorities contend that ‘X’ provided an insufficient response when asked about its measures to tackle the surge in the number of young users on the social media platform.

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European Union Launches Investigation

This development in Australia comes in the wake of the European Union’s announcement that it is investigating ‘X’ for potential violations of its new technology regulations.

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Previously, ‘X’ faced accusations of not effectively curbing propaganda concerning Hamas’ attack on Israel.



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