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Elon Musk's pointed jabs at journalists: From shutting down Tesla's media relations offices to accusing reporters of being 'holier than thou'

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Elon Musk. Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has had a lengthy battle with the news media.
In 2020, he shut down Tesla's PR department, and chose to use his Twitter to communicate instead.
Musk has complained about recent and past coverage of Tesla crashes.
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Elon Musk has a long history of qualms with the news media. The chief executive officer and self-proclaimed " Technoking " of electric-car maker Tesla showed his disdain in a recent call with investors. He lambasted news stories covering an April 17 Tesla...
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Investors are using a new platform to bid thousands on NFTs of Elon Musk's tweets. We spoke to its CEO about the Tesla's founder cult-like following - and where the market goes from here

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Cameron Hejazi, CEO and co-founder of Cent, Valuables' parent company.
Cameron Hejazi via Kate Larkin
Elon Musk pulled out of selling one of his tweets as an NFT, but users of NFT platform Valuables are still trying to buy them.
Valuables, owned by the social media platform Cent, allows users to turn tweets into NFTs and buy or sell them.
The thrill of the chase and fandom culture attract users, Cent CEO and co-founder Cameron Hejazi told Insider.
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Earlier this year, at the height of NFT-mania, Tesla chief executive...
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