The American conservative billionaire, Elon Musk, owner of the social network ‘Social networks are not a lawless land! Social networks are no man’s land’, the minister wrote in capital letters in the decision.

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The decision came after Musk’s attack on Moraes on the social network X. In a post on his official profile, the biologist argued that the STF minister should resign from his position or be impeached. “Soon, X will publish everything that was demanded by @Alexandre and how these demands violate Brazilian law. This judge has openly and repeatedly betrayed the Constitution and the people of Brazil,” he wrote in the post.

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Moraes also decided to open an investigation into the conduct of the owner of the social network X for obstruction of justice and incitement to crime. The minister also ordered that network

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This is not the first time that Elon Musk has tried to influence the internal politics of Latin American countries. In addition to Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia and Argentina are among the countries where the billionaire began to meddle in domestic politics, always seeking to favor conservative and far-right groups or politicians.

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“Venezuela has great wealth in natural resources. If Chávez had not destroyed its economy by increasing the role of the government to extreme socialism, the country would be very prosperous”, he published on his profile on X last week.

Far-right defense and interest in lithium

In 2020, Musk, who did not yet own X, used his profile on the old Twitter to openly defend a coup in Bolivia: “We’re going to hit whoever we want! Deal with it”. The threat was a response to a post sent to the billionaire about his interest in preventing former Bolivian president Evo Morales from remaining in power.

The tweet that provoked Musk said: “You know what people don’t care about? The US government organizing a coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia so you can get lithium there.”

On March 12, 2020, the Brazil in fact published the report “Elon Musk, the Tesla factory in Brazil and the conquest of South American lithium”, by Vijay Prashad (Indian historian, journalist and editor) and Alejandro Bejarano (Bolivian musician, filmmaker and social media manager). The text addresses Musk’s interests in relation to lithium in the batteries that power Tesla vehicles against the backdrop of the dispute that led to the coup d’état against Evo Morales, in Bolivia.

In addition to being the owner of the social network X, Musk is the founder and main investor in electric car manufacturer Tesla, Space X, Neuralink, Starlink and OpenAI. His speech in support of far-right governments in the region is linked to his economic interest in lithium.

The most recent example is his support for Javier Milei’s government in Argentina, which, alongside Bolivia and Chile, is part of the “Lithium Triangle”, with important reserves of the metal so coveted by the businessman, essential for manufacturing batteries for his cars. electrical.

“Prosperity is about to arrive in Argentina”, he published as soon as Milei won the elections. “We have to talk, Elon”, replied Milei on X. In an interview with Bloomberg, the ultraliberal president of Argentina stated that Musk “will have a preponderant role in the new Argentina. Starlink is already entering Argentina.” The company Starlink, which offers internet connection via satellite, already has a presence in Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

Editing: Rodrigo Durão Coelho


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