Elon Musk claimed on Saturday that the risk of something bad happening to him or even literally being shot at is “quite significant”. In a two-hour-long audio chat on Twitter Spaces, Mr. Musk stated that he “definitely” wouldn’t be doing any open-air car parades.
“Frankly the risk of something bad happening to me, or even literally being shot, is quite significant,” he said, adding, “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.”
According to Bloomberg, during a two-hour Twitter Spaces Musk also mentioned that Apple was Twitter’s largest advertiser, reports MacRumors. The tech giant reportedly spends more than $100 million a year on advertising on the micro-blogging platform. Meanwhile, Musk had criticised the App Store cut on November 18, by calling it a “hidden 30 per cent tax on the Internet”.
Continuing further, Musk once again pitched about free speech and its importance adding that ultimately what we want is that nobody to be oppressed. Meanwhile, Musk these days is facing heavy criticism from Hollywood celebrity Kanye West who called him ‘half-Chinese, genetic hybrid’. This came after Twitter suspended West’s account. Responding to Kanye West, Elon Musk said that he takes this as a compliment. In another development, Musk has said that the tech giant Apple has “fully resumed” advertising on the micro-blogging platform.
Elon Musk also spoke about the importance of free speech and his future plan for Twitter during the discussion. He said, “at the end of the day, we just want to have a future where we’re not oppressed. (Where) our speech is not suppressed, and we can say what we want to say without fear of reprisals”. The billionaire also said that throughout history, free speech has been “highly unusual, not common. “Controlled speech is the default, not free speech,” Elon Musk said.