Elon Musk says he faces ‘significant’ assassination risk
In a live Q&A, the world’s richest man, Twitter CEO Elon Musk, said that there is a “quite a significant” possibility that he may be assassinated. This was in response to a question about the laptop story involving Hunter Biden.
Musk said he would not “be doing any open-air car parades.” during a two-hour conversation on Twitter Spaces.
He said, “Frankly, the risk of something bad happening to me, or even literally being shot, is quite significant,”
“It’s not that hard to kill somebody if you wanted to, so hopefully they don’t and fate smiles upon the situation with me and it does not happen. There’s definitely some risk there,” he said.
Tesla’s self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist” CEO and Chief Twit also said that everyone hopes for a future free from oppression.
Before the 2020 US election, the New York Post released a controversial article concerning US Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s laptop, and Elon Musk had promised a Q&A on Twitter’s “suppression” of the topic.
The emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop, it was said, were the basis for the tale. The New York Post claims it acquired the emails from Trump’s personal lawyer at the time, Rudy Giuliani, and heard of their existence through Trump’s former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
Twitter first censored the story out of worry that it was part of a foreign influence operation. Twitter first responded negatively, but then-CEO Jack Dorsey later called the move to restrict the link “unacceptable,” and the company rapidly reversed course.
Writer Matt Taibbi posted a slew of tweets and internal Twitter messages in response to claims that the social media platform hid news and information about Hunter’s laptop during the 2020 election campaign.