Elon Musk Claims He Faces ‘Quite Significant’ Risk Of Being Assassinated



Elon Musk
Elon Musk

South African businessman, Elon Musk revealed on Saturday evening that there is “definitely some risk” to his personal safety during an extensive discussion about free speech, changes he has made to Twitter, and the release of internal communications from the fall of 2020 about what led the tech giant to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story.

Frankly the risk of something bad happening or literally even being shot is quite significant. I’m definitely not going to be doing any open air car parades, let me put it that way,” Musk said in a Twitter Spaces discussion.

“It’s not that hard to kill me if somebody wanted to, so hopefully they don’t.”

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The new owner of Twitter rifted on the importance of free speech and his future plans for the platform throughout the roughly two hour discussion.

Throughout history, free speech has been highly unusual, not common.

So we have to fight really hard to keep that because it’s such a rare thing and it’s by no means something that’s default,

Musk said. “Controlled speech is the default, not free speech.”

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The discussion came one day after journalist Matt Taibbi published internal communications among Twitter’s top brass, showing that the platform suspended and censored users who commented on the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story.

Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress the story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be ‘unsafe.’ They even blocked its transmission via direct message, a tool hitherto reserved for extreme cases, e.g. child pornography,” Taibbi tweeted.

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