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

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.”
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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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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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