Elon Musk received a video message from the Guerilla hacking group Anonymous on June 5. The video clip began by attacking the Tesla CEO. They call him “another narcissistic rich dude who is desperate for attention.”. Moreover, the diatribe garnered over a million views in 24 hours.
Like the Occupy Wall Street Movement, Anonymous hacked PayPal and the Church of Scientology in the past. Right now, it seems like Tesla’s Elon Musk is the next on their list.
The video featured a number of defamatory statements from the hacking group. But its main point is Musk’s viral tweets about Bitcoin.
According to Anonymous, it seems that the games Musk played with the crypto market ruined the lives of people. It was talking about the millions of investors counting on their crypto gains in hopes of improving their lives. It also accused Musk of being born into the “stolen wealth of a South African apartheid emerald mine.”.
For this reason, he has no clue how most of the working people in the world were struggling.
Additionally, the hacker group emphasized that the Twitter posts show “a clear disregard for the average working person.”. This is because of Musk’s tweets that dragged Bitcoin down though he is aware that many people took the risk and invested in the cryptocurrency regardless of its volatility.
The group added that the electric car manufacturer made more money by holding Bitcoin for a couple of months compared to how it did in years of selling cars. It also claimed that Tesla’s Bitcoin was bought with money that came from government subsidies.
This message came in the light of Musk’s denunciation of the said cryptocurrency, prompting the group to claim that the billionaire only did it in fear of losing these government subsidies.
Musk is not the innovator of Tesla’s clean energy
The Tesla CEO receives government subsidies as he sells carbon tax credits for his innovation with clean energy. However, Anonymous noted that Musk was technically its innovator as he is not the founder of Tesla. Rather, the hacker group revealed that he only purchased the company from what it described as “two people more intelligent than you are – Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning.”
Taking issue on Musk’s environmental and labor tactics
Apart from the Bitcoin saga, Anonymous also reserved some harsh comments on the Tesla CEO’s environmental and labor record.
“It appears that your quest to save the world is more rooted in a superiority and savior complex than it is in actual concern for humanity”.
Notably, Musk has a lithium mine in Bolivia, which is destroying the environment and the health of the young children working there, according to the hacker group.
In 2020, the billionaire welcomed the overthrow of Bolivian president Evo Morales. His move was seen as a bid to acquire the lithium reserves in the country.
Musk also responded to a tweet accusing the US government of throwing Morales out so he can access Bolivian resources. In his reply, he wrote, “We will coup whoever we want! Deal with it.”
As a result, Anonymous emphasized in the video Musk’s willingness to stage coups so he can install dictators in places where mining of his toxic products was deep-seated.
Moreover, the hacker group also mentioned the intolerable conditions that Musk’s employees faced under his commands.
Furthermore, Anonymous ended their video telling the Tesla CEO: “You may think you are the smartest person in the room, but now you have met your match. We are Anonymous! We are legion. Expect us.”
The real Anonymous shows up
The real Anonymous denied their affiliation with the video in the @YourAnonNews, the most popular Anonymous Twitter account with approximately 6.7 million followers. When a follower asked them to confirm if the video came from the group, Anonymous replied, “Again, all the best – but no.”
Another Anonymous Twitter account, @BscAnon, which says it opposes “the malevolence that is rife in the space of cryptocurrency,” also denied its involvement with the video. In a tweet, it said, “That Is Not Our Video To Elon Musk for the record.”
Elon Musk Anonymous Video