Businessman Elon Musk is the founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla.
Earlier this week, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), the representative organisation for advertisers in the US, sent shockwaves throughout the industry when it published a report that stated that ad fraud, in all its guises, would amount to around $120bn (€112bn) this year.
Elon Musk is not someone who ordinarily attracts much sympathy, but when he protested after Tesla was booted from an ethical investment share index and oil giant Exxon – a long-time climate change denier – was not, he did seem to have a point.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission sent a query last month to Elon Musk over how he disclosed his major stake in Twitter in the clearest signal yet that the Wall Street regulator is scrutinising his efforts to buy the social network.
Today is Global Awareness Accessibility Day, dedicated to improving access and inclusion in digital spaces for everyone out there who identifies as neurodivergent or having a disability. But today, a video is going viral of a senior Twitter executive calling Elon Musk a “looney tune”, “mentally handicapped” and “special needs” on account of him being autistic.
Elon Musk sewed new chaos into the market over his takeover bid for Twitter yesterday, first claiming his offer was “temporarily on hold” and then maintaining he is “still committed” to the deal, sending the social media giant into a tailspin.
Michael D Higgins knows what he’s doing. The President can dog-whistle with the best of them, so when he accuses Elon Musk of “incredibly dangerous narcissism” over his Twitter takeover bid, it’s not a case of the head of state having a go at the man himself.
‘The most epic troll ever.” That’s how one Twitter employee described Elon Musk’s offer to buy the platform, and how it has largely been covered – as the latest entrepreneurial romp in the billionaire’s ever-growing cult of personality.
Katie Taylor is a world-class athlete. Congratulations to her on her unique achievement and for waving the flag for Ireland. However, when it comes to boxing – particularly the professional game – the general public, sports commentators, journalists and politicians have a collective blind spot that I find difficult to understand.
It was a notification from Twitter that gave me pause for thought. I was being congratulated on my 11th anniversary on the platform. Eleven years is a long time in the life of the still young social media world but rather than giving me any feeling of pleasure, the notice encouraged me instead to calculate just how much of my late 30s and early to mid 40s I had whiled away — wasted, even — on the app featuring the little blue bird.
Billionaires can have yachts, villas, $1m watches and Ferraris, but the ultimate accessory is influence. Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter has very little to do with money. After all, he could afford to lose his Twitter investment and still have more billions than you could spend in a lifetime.
Multi-billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk has always been a basket of contradictions. These usually apply to the difference between what he says and what he does. Or how he changes his mind about what he says.
People of all political persuasions must put their differences aside and unite to end the censorship prevalent in society. It seems you can’t say diddly-squat without being banned, censored, deplatformed or cancelled. Avoiding all of that, you can still be accused of misinformation, false news or any of the other rubbish.
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