Alex Metzger Alex Metzger 20.03.2022

Elon Musk Declines Government Requests to Censor Russian News Sources

The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, tweeted on Saturday morning that the government will not back his company at any point in time. Some governments have requested Elon musk to block and sensor as a Russian new source, but he declined their request, as per the ethereum code app. He also said that he's not going to do anything said by the government against Russia just because he is exercising his freedom of speech. Inexact words, he mentioned that we would not do so unless at gunpoint. Sorry to be a free speech absolutist. Starlink is a company under SpaceX, and the company's CEO is Elon Musk. This company believes in providing high-speed and low latency internet connection services across the globe. It operates the company over the Internet and, therefore, has its services spread across the different corners of the world. It is one of the best companies providing internet services because it is run by one of the most successful people worldwide.

A lot of his followers on Twitter were not in his favor. They commented negatively in the post of Elon musk. For replying to his tweet declining the request of the government to ban Russian news sources, they said that the Russian news sources of propaganda resources. Therefore, the company should not be taking up any news from these channels. However, the boss of SpaceX decided to reply to the comments of the people. He said that any news source or partially propaganda. Some of them are more than others, and therefore, the company cannot ban any of them altogether.

Russia’s Take

The Russian government has been acting aggressively on any actions taken by another nation or by the country's citizens. Just recently, the Russian parliament decided to pass the doctrine to make a censorship bill. This week, it said that any person or company spreading false news about the Russian military would get a lot of penalties. The penalties may also include 15 years of imprisonment and several penalties in the form of money. The people living in Russia who called for anti-war protest will also be prosecuted under the law. The Russian government said they would be prosecuted and given appropriate punishment for their actions against the nation. The definition of false news for the Russian government can be anything that the official government or Kremlin does not approve of.

The Russian government has also taken up this action just because much news is spreading worldwide about its new bill to legalize crypto. The whole world is imposing sections of the Russian government for trade and transactions, and therefore, the government has to do something about it. As cryptocurrencies are the nonpolitical medium of transactions, the Russian government can still benefit. People can make transactions into or outward of Russia, which can work in favor of the government. The government can still get funds from different nations despite sanctions from those countries. The people can support the Russian government by sending money in crypto coins. Therefore, the Russian government is looking forward to legalizing it as soon as possible.

Starlink Helping Ukraine

In the hours of an emergency, the internet connectivity is also not very good in Ukraine. The various stations providing Internet supply to the country or destroyed by the Russian military have been experiencing many problems in interacting with the country itself. Therefore, otherwise, the prime minister of Ukraine decided to get help from Elon musk. He made a tweet on Twitter and described the situation of the country. On fab 26, he said that when you are trying to colonize Mars, the Russian military is trying to occupy Ukraine. When your rocket is successfully landing from space, the Russian rockets are attacking the civilians of Ukraine. After writing so, he asked the Elon musk to provide access to the stations of Starlink and tell his Russian supporters to stand with Ukraine.

Elon musk replied to the post after 10 hours and said that the services of the company or now active in Ukraine. Also, the terminals have been released from their base. After the reply from Elon musk, is the white prime minister of Ukraine also said thank you and said that equipment from the company had arrived just a few hours earlier. This way, Elon Musk has been a strong supporter of Ukraine in the situation of war, just like any other western country. However, he is not willing to shut down the new sources from Russia as requested by the government.