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According to reports: Bill Gates spent millions of dollars in dark money to attack Elon Musk

Bill Gates, the billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft, has spent millions of dollars into a dark money fund to target Tesla CEO Elon Musk in an attempt to block or halt Musk’s ambition to buy Twitter, according to Breitbart News. According to reports, Gates gave millions of dollars to 11 of the 26 groups that signed an open letter opposing Musk’s bid to buy Twitter via his foundation.

Powerful interests signed the letter, which called for advertisers to boycott Twitter and deprive it of advertising money because of Musk’s position as a free speech absolutist that might harm democracy if his acquisition of Twitter goes through. Musk’s fans have mostly rejected the letter since then.

“Hundreds of millions of dollars are flowing from Bill Gates’ foundation to 11 of the 26 organizations that signed an open letter last month urging Twitter advertisers to boycott the company if Elon Musk restores free speech on the platform, according to research exclusively shared with Breitbart News. Breitbart News reviewed public documents to connect hundreds of millions of dollars in donations from the letter signatories back to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, based on research and analysis by the newly-formed Foundation for Freedom Online (FFO).”

Media Matters, Black Lives Matter Global Network, and The Media Democracy Fund are among the left-wing dark money organizations that have received funding from Gates. According to Breitbart, two of the 11 signatories, Empowering Pacific Islanders Community and Reproaction, are “linked to Gates Foundation money.”

The revelation comes as the two billionaires continue their public battle, which started when Musk challenged Gates over a $500 million short sale on Tesla shares.

It all started when text messages were published showing Gates pleading with Musk to contribute to a green charity. After Gates admitted he was betting against Tesla’s development, Musk accused him of being dishonest for pretending to support environmental issues while betting against Tesla. Musk then took the fight to Twitter, criticizing Gates by comparing him to the pregnant man emoji.

Musk had previously raised concerns about Jeffrey Epstein, the deceased child sex predator, and convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, whose relationship with Gates has been the subject of much speculation and even appeared to play a role in the billionaire’s divorce from Melinda Gates, according to Valiant News.

Musk seemed to inquire about Epstein and Maxwell’s “client” list, implying that none of their associates had been identified or prosecuted in connection with the widespread sex trafficking. “What happened to their ‘customer’ list?” “Shouldn’t at least one of them be taken out!” Musk sent out a tweet.

Musk, who recently said that he would vote Republican for the first time, is presently facing fierce opposition from Democrats who are seeking to stop him from acquiring Twitter in order to restore free speech to the network.

Gates, who opposes Musk’s purchase of the huge tech platform, recently announced intentions to recruit 3,000 people as part of a new social media unit to disseminate “positive” vaccination information in order to offset Musk’s upcoming policies. As reported by Valiant News, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that he is “out for blood” after questioning why Twitter has allowed a 2016 tweet including a disproved untruth from former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to stay on the site despite a fresh discovery that Clinton directly signed off on disseminating the fake news in 2016.

Source: MiamiStandard

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Written by Alex Bruno

Freelance space writer Alex Bruno specializes in covering China's quickly expanding space industry. In 2021, he started writing for SpaceXMania. He also contributes to publications including SpaceNews, IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. When Alex was a small child, he first experienced the space bug after seeing Voyager photographs of alien planets in our solar system. When not in space, Alex likes to go trail jogging in the Finnish countryside.

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