Making a statement? ‘Somewhat libertarian’ Elon Musk just blew up Facebook’s $150M ‘spy satellite’

Thursday, September 01, 2016 by

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just can’t avoid having a negative perception in the public light. Whether it be as a result of censoring conservative trending topics, claiming that Facebook isn’t a media company, or engaging in otherwise shady business practices, Zuckerberg definitely isn’t the most likable guy on the planet.

Now things have gotten even worse for Zuckerberg as he appears to have made an enemy of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk — the founder of PayPal and Tesla — considering that Musk’s company SpaceX just blew up Facebook’s $150 million “space satellite.” Literally.

As reported by Guy Birchall of The Sun, “NASA says SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its pioneering unmanned rocket when disaster struck. A series of explosions sent smoke and flames shooting through the sky and shook buildings miles away.”

In the destruction, Facebook’s first satellite — which was going to be used for spying under the guise of “internet freedom” — was completely destroyed, leaving many to wonder if this was Musk’s way of sending a message.

Could this have been completely intentional? Given that Musk’s political ideology seems to differ substantially from Zuckerberg’s, there’s no reason to rule it out. When people of this stature begin to have disputes, things have a tendency to get extremely messy. It’s extremely possible that this was all Musk’s way of telling Zuckerberg to stop using his company to spy on people.

See, Zuckerberg has a long history of using Facebook in order to spy on its users. It’s even reached the point where he’s openly admitting that the company spies in order to gain private information that they then sell to advertisers. It’s no longer a conspiracy theory — this is a stone-cold fact. The fact that there isn’t more of an outrage about this is a testament to just how brainwashed the general public has become.

If Musk is trying to send a message that this kind of behavior is unacceptable, then good for him. If only the rest of the billionaire entrepreneurs in the world felt the same way about liberty and freedom then we likely wouldn’t be in many of the societal messes that we currently are. Unfortunately, not much seems to be changing on that end, as the 2016 election year is currently proving.

Only one thing seems certain at this time: we’re far safer with more Elon Musks and less Mark Zuckerbergs — even if only us libertarians are aware of it.

 

Sources:

TheSun.co.uk

LATimes.com

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