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Australia’s eSafety Commissioner has taken legal action against Elon Musk’s X Corp, formerly Twitter, over a substantial fine of $615,500. The fine was issued for the company’s failure to meet basic online safety expectations regarding child exploitation material.

X Corp is contesting the infringement notice, and the case will now focus on the handling of foreign regulatory obligations under Nevada law, where the company is based. This legal battle highlights the complexities of international regulatory compliance in the digital age.

In a separate matter, the eSafety Commissioner has decided to drop a case against X Corp related to the removal of a video depicting a stabbing attack on a Sydney bishop. However, the current proceedings emphasize the ongoing scrutiny and expectations placed on global social media platforms to protect vulnerable users and adhere to safety standards.

Article Title: Musk’s X in fresh legal stoush with Australia’s e-safety commission
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