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‘If I die under mysterious circumstances…’: Elon Musk’s cryptic tweet sets Twitter abuzz

NEW DELHI: Tesla chief Elon Musk has stirred up a storm on social media platform Twitter with a morbid tweet.
In a tweet earlier today, the world’s richest man said: “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya.”

The cryptic tweet triggered a flood of mixed responses from users across the globe. While some of Musk’s followers expressed concern, others supported his funny side.
Even the Tesla CEO’s mother Maye Musk responded to the post, saying sternly that “it’s not funny!”
To this, Elon replied, “Sorry! I will do my best to stay alive.”

Musk, who has made a successful $44 billion acquisition bid for Twitter, has been in limelight since the past few months.
Shortly before this, Musk had shared a post that seemed to be a communication stating that he is involved in aiding the ‘fascist forces in Ukraine’ with communication equipment from his Starlink satellite company.
Musk facing threats?
Musk’s post seems to be a statement given by Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin, the director genereal of Roscosmos — the central space agency of Russia.
In his statement to the Russian media, Rogozin claimed that internet terminals of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite company were delivered to the militants of the Nazi Azov Battalion and the Ukrainian Marines in Mariupol by military helicopters.

He further said that delivery of equipment was carried out by Pentagon, the headquarters of the US department of defence.
Rogozin went on to say that Musk will be held accountable like an adult, sending Twitter users into a stir on weather Musk was facing threats for helping Ukraine amid the ongoing war with Russia.
How Musk helped Ukraine
A few days into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Musk had activated his company SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband service in Ukriane.
“Starlink service is now active in Ukraine,” Musk had tweeted, adding “more terminals en route.”

The move came after Ukrainian minister of digital transformation Mykhailo Fedorov had urged the tech titan to provide his embattled country with stations.
In March, Musk had also tweeted his support for Kyiv, saying: “Hold strong Ukraine”, while also offering “my sympathies to the great people of Russia, who do not want this” war.

Fedorov, who is also the vice prime minister of Ukraine, had announced the launch of NFT collection ‘Meta History: Museum of War’ on Twitter on March 25. The objective was to raise funds from the sale of NFTs to support the Ukrainian military and celebrate Ukrainian identity and freedom.

He said that one piece of NFT artwork was specifically dedicated to Musk for all the help and support he has delivered to Ukraine during the tough times.
Musk has also been sending Tesla Powerwall batteries — which are being used to power mobile clinics — and other helpful items to Ukraine amid the crisis.
Starlink on target
After activating Starlink in Ukraine, the SpaceX chief had warned that there were high chances the broadband services could be targetted.
The warning came days after an internet security researcher warned that devices used for satellite communications could become “beacons” that Russia could target for airstrikes.
“Important warning: Starlink is the only non-Russian communications system still working in some parts of Ukraine, so probability of being targeted is high. Please use with caution,” Musk had tweeted.

Ukraine Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov thanked Starlink for “keeping our cities connected and emergency services saving lives!” But he said the country needs generators to keep Starlink service online due to Russian attacks on infrastructure.
In response, Musk said SpaceX was updating software to reduce peak power consumption, so Starlink can be powered from car cigarette lighters.
According to reports, a Ukrainian soldier also said that Musk’s Starlink satellites “changed the war in Ukraine’s favour” by helping troops stay online amid Russian strikes.
(With inputs from agencies)




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