Once again, Elon Musk accuses Moraes of “censorship” and threatens the minister with supposed revelations.

The owner of This statement comes after a series of criticisms directed at the judge, in which Musk accused him of imposing “censorship” on the social platform in Brazil.

“Soon, X will publish everything demanded by Alexandre de Moraes and how these requests violate Brazilian legislation. This judge blatantly and repeatedly betrayed the Constitution and the people of Brazil. He should resign or be impeached. Shame, Alexandre, shame,” declared Musk on his profile.

Before intensifying his statements with the announcement that he would disregard judicial limitations on the social network, the businessman had already made other statements.

Initially, he directly questioned Minister Alexandre de Moraes about the need for so many restrictions imposed on X, mentioning the data released by the so-called “Twitter Files” related to Brazil.

Earlier, Musk had criticized the Federal Supreme Court for exercising “aggressive censorship”, suggesting that such a stance could be at odds with Brazilian laws and the wishes of the country’s population.

Previously, in January 2023, the owner of X had already spoken out on the platform about the issue, expressing his concern with the “censorship imposed” by Moraes when ordering the blocking of accounts. Musk made this statement when responding to a tweet from Glenn Greenwald, in which the journalist highlighted that the “censorship system in Brazil is expanding rapidly”.

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In March 2024, BYD achieved the sale of 6,213 vehicles in Brazil, corresponding to 45.64% of the total electrified models sold in the country. The most popular model was the new Dolphin Mini, with 2,469 units sold, followed by the hybrid Song Plus DM-i, with 1,450 units sold, and the Dolphin, which came in third place in sales, with 1,359 vehicles.

In the BEV (Battery Electric Vehicles) sector, BYD dominated the Brazilian market last month, occupying 5 of the top 6 positions. The company had a 77.61% share of the market, equivalent to 4,763 units, of the total 6,137 electric vehicles sold in the period.

In the PHEV (plug-in hybrid) car segment, the BYD Song Plus DM-i led with 1,450 units sold. This model surpassed the second place in sales by 346% and represented 46.35% of total sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles.

In the annual sales of electrified vehicles so far, BYD registered 14,939 units, marking an increase of 160.59% compared to second place. The total sales volume in this segment, considering the first three months of the year, reached 36,090 cars.

The Lula government’s plan to tax big techs

According to Folha, the government is implementing four strategies to impose taxes on large technology companies, known as big techs, with the aim of presenting this tax proposal to Congress later this year.

To deal with this issue, a special team was established made up of members from various ministries, including the Civil House, Finance, Communications, Culture and the Secretariat of Social Communication (Secom).

The strategies outlined include the implementation of “fair share”, which refers to charging for the use of telecommunications networks; the introduction of an Intervention Contribution in the Economic Domain (Cide) aimed at journalism, as a response to the deterioration of the information ecosystem caused by big techs; the imposition of a tax on video-on-demand services such as streaming; and the application of an income tax related to tax reform.

Federal Revenue Secretary Robinson Barreirinhas emphasizes the imminent need to tax large technology companies, arguing that the issue is not about the desire to implement taxation, but rather the urgency of doing so. He highlights that, if Brazil does not impose a minimum tax on the profits of these companies, these amounts will be taxed abroad.

For the collection of Income Tax (IR) to begin in 2025 in Brazil, the legislation must be approved this year, due to the principle of precedence. Barreirinhas also mentions that several countries in Europe and Asia are already taxing these corporations.

Although the platforms do not reveal their profits by country and the Federal Revenue keeps this data confidential, a study carried out by the Center for Policies, Law, Economics and Technologies at the University of Brasília (UnB), at the request of the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) , provides estimates of the revenue generated by big techs in Brazil.

Source: https://www.ocafezinho.com/2024/04/07/musk-ataca-moraes-deveria-renunciar-ou-sofrer-impeachment/

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