Elon Musk and Kraken’s Jesse Powell Shouldn’t Claim to Be Free Speech Advocates

In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs are lauded as innovators whose vision exceeds that of ordinary mortals. Sometimes they start believing the hype.

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How Elon Musk and Tesla Helped Make C.E.O Pay Even Richer

The gap with workers widened even further as public companies granted top executives rich pay packages partly inspired by Tesla.

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Tesla Is Forcing the Auto Industry to Rethink How It Sells Cars

Tesla shifted to selling cars entirely online in 2019. Now, some established automakers, like Ford, are talking about taking a similar approach.

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In Twitter Meeting, Elon Musk Fields Questions From 8,000 Employees

Mr. Musk answered questions from Twitter’s 8,000 workers for the first time in a virtual meeting on Thursday.

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Elon Musk addresses Twitter’s employees for the first time.

Mr. Musk answered questions from Twitter’s 8,000 workers in a virtual meeting on Thursday.

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Musk to Attend Twitter All-Hands Meeting

Musk will attend a virtual all-hands meeting as his $44 billion acquisition of the company moves ahead, despite his hand-wringing about bots.

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With Elon Musk, the Drama Is the Point

Will he buy Twitter? Nobody knows — but what does it matter, as long as you keep paying attention?

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Twitter Said to Agree to Give Elon Musk Access to Stream of Tweets

The move may make it tougher for Mr. Musk, who has said he is not getting enough information from the company, to end the $44 billion acquisition.

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What Texas Gains by Investigating Twitter’s Fake Accounts

For Ken Paxton, the state attorney general, there are positives. Aligning with Elon Musk? Check. Politically helpful? Check.

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How Safe Are Systems Like Tesla’s Autopilot? No One Knows.

Automakers and technology companies say they are making driving safer, but verifying these claims is difficult.

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Elon Musk, Mars and the Modern Economy

What space fantasies can tell us about terrestrial trade.

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Elon Musk Threatens to End Twitter Deal Without Information on Spam Accounts

In a filing, Mr. Musk’s lawyers said that Twitter was “actively resisting” his requests for more information.

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Tesla to Cut 10% of Salaried Staff, Musk Tells Employees

The electric carmaker has been growing fast in recent years, but Elon Musk, its chief executive, appears to be concerned about a weakening economy.

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At Passionflix, Tosca Musk Streams Shows of ‘Toe Curling Yumminess’

Tosca Musk, Elon’s younger sister, is the force behind Passionflix, a streaming service dedicated to adaptations of romance novels and erotic fan fiction.

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Are Elon Musk and Twitter Trapped In a Bad Marriage?

The billionaire Tesla C.E.O. seems to be stalling his acquisition of the social media platform — but these journalists think he has few paths out.

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Elon Musk Tells Tesla and SpaceX Workers to Return to Office 40 Hours a Week

In emails to workers at SpaceX and Tesla, Mr. Musk said they were required to spend a minimum of 40 hours a week in the office.

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Elon Musk’s Tesla Management Is a Bad Sign for Twitter

His long list of unfulfilled commitments wildly exceeds his achievements.

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In the Texas Rampage’s Wake, Social Media Can Reform Itself

Online hoax allegations are an insult to family members and should be taken down.

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Musk and Bezo Show the Perils of Plutocratic Pettiness

Technology titans are missing that old adulation.

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Tesla’s Aura Dims as Its Plunging Stock Highlights the Risks It Faces

Production problems in China and Elon Musk’s pursuit of Twitter are leading investors to wonder whether the electric car company is worth as much as they thought.

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Even Among Corporate Raiders, Elon Musk Is a Pirate

The world of deal making has always been rough and tumble. But Mr. Musk blows any predecessors away.

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Elon Musk, Chaos Monkey

The billionaire’s increasingly erratic behavior on Twitter distracts from the terrible math behind his bid to buy it.

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Elon Musk Says Twitter Deal ‘Cannot Move Forward’ in Current State

Mr. Musk called on Twitter to provide more data about the number of spam and fake accounts on the social media site.

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The Problem With Elon Musk’s Vision of Tesla’s Autopilot Future

Our documentary explores Tesla’s difficulty in making automated driving a reality.

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The Man Who Controls Computers With His Mind

16 years ago, Dennis DeGray was paralyzed in an accident. Now, implants in his brain allow him some semblance of control.

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Elon Musk Says His Takeover of Twitter Is ‘On Hold.’

Mr. Musk said he wanted to confirm Twitter’s findings that spam and fake accounts make up less than 5 percent of its users.

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Two Twitter Leaders Are Leaving Company Following Musk Deal

An internal memo shared with employees said the platform’s general manager and general manager for revenue would be departing.

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From Twitter to TV, Are We in a Media Reckoning?

Kara Swisher, Ben Smith and Matt Belloni discuss the tumult at Netflix, CNN+ and more.

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What Does Elon Musk Want? Is Twitter the Way to Get It?

America’s richest man tries to halt the liberal retreat from dynamism.

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Trump’s banishment from Facebook and Twitter: A timeline.

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Elon Musk Would Reverse Twitter’s Ban on Trump

The former president has said he would not join the platform.

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Inside Elon Musk’s Big Plans for Twitter

Here’s what Mr. Musk is projecting for Twitter’s finances over the next few years, according to a pitch deck he presented to investors.

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Why Musk’s Twitter Bid Has Shaken Tesla Investors

The chief executive’s debt load, his divided attention and Twitter’s own challenges could all take a toll on his electric-car company.

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Elon Musk’s Growing Grab Bag of Investors

Twitter’s would-be owner brings a slew of financiers into the fold — and a wide range of views.

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Musk Brings in New Investors to Contribute $7 Billion to Twitter Deal

The filing lists a number of investment firms and others backers who will contribute $7 billion to the deal.

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Elon Musk Hates Ads. Twitter Needs Them. That May Be a Problem.

Many marketers were already lukewarm on the service. Now, some may move their money elsewhere if the content moderation policies are relaxed.

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Elon Musk Left a South Africa That Was Rife With Misinformation and White Privilege

The apartheid era created all-white enclaves littered with anti-Black government propaganda and sheltered from the atrocities of apartheid.

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The Real Twitter Is Not for Sale

The origins and meaning of Black Twitter.

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How Elon Musk Winged It With Twitter, and Everything Else

To a degree unseen in any other mogul, the world’s richest man acts on impulse and the belief that he is absolutely right.

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My Twitter Pullback Is About More Than Elon Musk

Social media is full of hate speech, bots, vitriol, attack armies, screamers and people who live for the opportunity to be angry.

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Enough With Our Twitter Obsession

The platform just doesn’t matter as much as we seem to think it does.

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How Twitter’s Board Went From Fighting Elon Musk to Accepting Him

It’s highly unusual to move from a “poison pill” to a $44 billion deal in under two weeks. But Twitter’s board ran out of options.

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Can Elon Musk Make Twitter’s Numbers Work?

Financially speaking, the billionaire’s buyout of the social media network breaks all the usual rules.

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Musk’s Ties to China Could Create Headaches for Twitter

Elon Musk has invested heavily in China, where officials are willing to influence or punish companies that cross political red lines.

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Elon Musk Is the Problematic Fiancé Twitter Deserves

Perhaps — much as we might not want to admit it — it’s a good match.

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Why Elon Musk Thinks Your Attention Is Worth $44 Billion

The Twitter bid is a power play in the attention economy.

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Elon Musk Always Tweeted Like He Owned the Place

And in some ways he did.

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Inside Twitter, Fears That Musk’s Views Will Revisit Past Troubles

Content moderators warn that Elon Musk doesn’t appear to understand the issues that he and the company will face if he drops its guardrails around speech.

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