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Elon Musk refuses to censor Russian news sites and declares himself a “free speech absolutist” in the midst of the Ukraine conflict

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            Elon Musk, the billionaire, has been doing everything he can to assist Ukraine in the midst of the Russian invasion.

On Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that several global leaders (non-Ukrainian governments) had asked Starlink, Musk’s satellite internet subsidiary, to restrict Russian news outlets.

He refused to do so unless he was held at gunpoint, according to his official Twitter account. He went on to say that he was a “free speech absolutist”.

Meanwhile, in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine, digital behemoths such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube, Meta, and others have blocked Russia-controlled news networks RT and Sputnik.

When a commenter claimed that Russia’s news was propaganda, Musk responded promptly, “All news sources are somewhat propaganda, some more than others”.

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