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Elon Musk: The media is a ‘click-seeking machine’

FILE - Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington, on March 9, 2020. Tesla shares tumbled more than 7% in early trading on Friday, June 3, 2022, on a report that Musk is considering laying off 10% of the electric automakers’ workers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Elon Musk, a tech entrepreneur, has called the media a “click-seeking machine” in the middle of several media stories about his actions. WSJ reported on an alleged affair between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s wife, Nicole Shanahan, which Musk has absolutely denied.

Musk lambasted the media on Twitter. Elon Musk said that the media is a “click-seeking machine posing as a truth-seeking machine.” The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX recently voiced his displeasure with the unwelcome media coverage he is now getting.

He said that the attention “really stinks” and that he would keep focusing on carrying out helpful tasks. According to the WSJ article, “Musk had a short affair with Sergey Brin’s wife last autumn, which led the co-founder of Google to declare divorce early this year and put an end to the two tech billionaires’ close relationship.”

A few days later, Musk slammed the newspaper for tying him to Shanahan, calling on his 102 million Twitter followers to denounce the tabloid for its bogus article. To “call them out on it,” he pleaded with his fans. The character assassination efforts this year, according to Musk, have reached a record height, but the pieces are all “nothing-burgers.”

Source: Reuters/WSJ/Insider Paper

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