Anonymous clears Elon Musk of his false saviour of the mankind image

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Anonymous clears Elon Musk of his false saviour of the mankind image
Source: Guardian

A decentralised international hacktivist group, Anonymous, has threatened Tesla CEO Elon Musk to “expect” them, saying that the games played by the entrepreneur with crypto markets seemed to have destroyed lives. The renowned hacker group has claimed that the Tesla CEO’s quest to save the world is more rooted in a superiority and saviour complex than actual concern for humanity. In a new video elaborating on his wrongdoings, Anonymous has sent warning shots to the Tesla CEO, blaming him for destroying the lives of cryptocurrency investors with his tweets.

Among his followers and the world in general, the owner of SpaceX and Tesla is seen as an ambitious philanthropist who makes cars that are eco-friendly and aspires to cultivate life on planet Mars. When Whatsapp had declared its privacy policy, Musk has signaled people to use Signal and people migrated en masse. When Musk endorsed the Dogecoin on Twitter calling it the future currency of earth, that cryptocurrency which came into existence in 2013 as a meme became popular overnight and its value peaked on a global level. In short, the man seems to have a global base of followers who listen to what he says. However, it is but natural that when someone gathers such influence, it does not take much to exploit it. Anonymous has accused Musk of exploiting that influence and destroying people’s lives.

Anonymous said that people have started learning that the vast majority of Tesla’s income doesn’t actually come from selling cars but from government subsidies and selling carbon tax credits for the innovation with clean energy. “This, technically, isn’t your innovation though, because you aren’t actually the founder of Tesla. You simply purchased the company from two people much more intelligent than you are, Mark Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning,” they added. The group claimed that Tesla has made more money by holding Bitcoin for a few months than they have by selling cars for years. They also suggested that it is more than likely the Bitcoins were purchased with money from government subsidies. “It is now widely believed that you have been forced to denounce your company’s involvement with Bitcoin in order to keep that green government money flowing into Tesla’s coffers,” Anonymous said.

Anonymous, by mentioning all of this, tried to clear Musk of his philanthropic image and of being a saviour to mankind.

Anonymous cites the example of numerous complaints by Tesla employees over intolerable working conditions faced by them in the past years. It also mentions the young children employed in lithium mines to produce lithium, the major component of lithium-ion batteries used in electric cars, or most other electronic devices for that matter.

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