CYBERSPACE – The decentralized hacktivist community group, Anonymous, has posted a strongly worded message addressing Elon Musk and threatening him with retribution for his ‘careless’ tweets that they claim has ‘destroyed lives’. The video also called him ‘just another narcissistic rich dude’.
The message was delivered by an eerie figure wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, which is typical of the group’s video messages.
We are Anonymous
The group gained notoriety starting in 2008 following their take down or harassment of groups such as the Church of scientology, Westboro Baptist church, and ISIS, as well as corporations such as PayPal, Mastercard, Visa and Sony.
The group slowly dwindled and disappeared from public spotlight by 2018, but recently resurfaced in 2020 to publicly support the George Floyd protests.
Emperor of Mars
The video message, which reads a long list of allegations, is only 3 minutes and 47 seconds long.
It highlights various media coverages of the Billionaire CEO of Tesla, including allegations of mistreatment of workers at Tesla factories, the use of batteries sourced from mines exploiting child labour and destroying the local environment, as well as his narcissistic behaviour online – such as calling himself the ‘Emperor of Mars’.
The group further claimed that Musk has garnered a cult like following, causing many to overlook Tesla’s lack of actual profitability and reliance on Government subsidies.
Musk, who posts regularly on Twitter, has also been reprimanded by regulators such as the SEC for his disclosure of key company information and allegations of market manipulation. More recently, his tweets on cryptocurrencies have caused the price of bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies to fluctuate dramatically and created havoc in the crypto market.