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A Canadian doctor, whose deadline to pay a $300,000 court judgment in a legal battle over lockdowns and vaccination requirements is fast approaching, received help from social media platform X, which offered to cover the costs.

Dr. Kulvinder Kaur Gill is a physician in Ontario, Canada who specializes in pediatrics and immunology. In the summer of 2020, she spoke out on social media against the harms of lockdowns and vaccination mandates during the pandemic.

According to a crowdfunding page seeking support for the doctor, this made Gill the target of a smear campaign and encouraged the public to file complaints about her.

Gill attempted to clear her name through a lawsuit against those responsible for the campaign, but she lost and was ordered to pay $1.2 million in October 2022.

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She appealed the decision and was ordered late last month to pay about $300,000, which is due tomorrow.

Gill could not immediately be reached by Fox News Digital for comment on the matter.

As of Sunday afternoon, the crowdfunding page set up to support Gill had raised over $190,000, with over 2,334 people donating to the cause.

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On Sunday, X announced it would stand up for Gill.

“X is proud to have Dr. “To defend Kulvinder Kaur Gill against government-backed efforts to cancel her speech,” the social media platform wrote.

The post further explained Gill’s situation, saying she had publicly spoken out on Twitter (now X) against her government’s lockdown efforts and vaccination mandates.

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She was subsequently harassed by the legacy media, censored by Twitter’s management at the time, and was the subject of investigations and disciplinary proceedings.

X said that when Elon Musk – who now owns the platform – learned about the crowdfunding effort launched to help it finance the ruling, he wanted to help.

“X will now take the rest of Dr. Funding Gill’s campaign so she can pay her $300,000 judgment and legal fees,” the post said. “Freedom of expression is the foundation of democracy and a crucial defense against totalitarianism in all forms. We must do everything we can to protect them, and at X we will always fight to protect your right to free speech.”

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After the announcement, Musk shared the post saying, “In support of your right to free speech.”

Gill responded with emojis of a heart and praying hands, followed by #TeamHumanity.

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