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Elon Musk

  1. what we know
    What X CEO Linda Yaccarino Claimed at the Code ConferenceIn a tense interview, the head of Elon Musk’s social-media platform insisted everything was going great — and that she really was the CEO.
  2. on with kara swisher
    Walter Isaacson on Almost All the Criticism of His Elon Musk BookKara Swisher grills the author on his new biography and tries to get him to admit whether or not he actually likes Musk.
  3. stop the presses
    The Journalist and the BillionaireWalter Isaacson, schmoozy icon of the Old Media elite, has written a biography of Elon Musk, who despises all of those things.
  4. pivot
    Why Is Elon Musk Lashing Out Against the Anti-Defamation League?ADL national director Jonathan Greenblatt on the X owner’s lawsuit threat and why he does not think Musk is an antisemite.
  5. vanity
    What We Know About Musk and Zuck’s Stupid (and Probably Pretend) FightA full rundown of the unlikely but highly entertaining billionaire cage match.
  6. trump indictment
    Twitter Fought Jack Smith’s Warrant for Trump’s AccountElon Musk’s company delayed the request for “data and records” related to Trump’s account, resulting in a $350,000 fine.
  7. twitter
    Twitter’s New X Is Officially a Bad SignNeighbors and city building inspectors were not thrilled about Elon Musk’s giant new strobe light atop X-Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters.
  8. technology
    All the Ways Elon Musk’s X Is Different From TwitterThe branding is wildly inconsistent, but for now the biggest changes are happening only in Musk’s dreams.
  9. screen time
    Mark Zuckerberg’s Threads Is an Early Success — Thanks to Elon MuskA hundred million users later, Meta’s timing with its Twitter knockoff looks both savvy and lucky.
  10. fiascos
    Elon Musk Tries Forcing Twitter Users to Use Less TwitterMusk announced reading limits for all Twitter accounts over the weekend, blaming AI but punishing humans who still use Twitter.
  11. small pleasures
    Bluesky Reminds Me of When Social Media Wasn’t TerribleIt’s refreshing to share inane thoughts in an extremely low-stakes atmosphere.
  12. screen time
    Twitter Will Drive Conservatives Mad — and Further RightIt’s what the platform, by its nature, does.
  13. under new management
    Elon Musk Is Almost Done Wreaking Havoc As Twitter’s CEOThe billionaire has hired NBCUniversal ad chief Linda Yaccarino to take the reins.
  14. early and often
    Elon Musk Is Wrong. Encouraging Voting Isn’t Nefarious.The “Zuckerbucks” theory Musk is spreading takes election denial from unsupported fraud claims to a more sinister hostility to voting itself.
  15. screen time
    Can Bluesky Be Twitter Without Twitter?The buzz over the all-too-familiar new platform is as much about getting out as in.
  16. the money game
    Musk’s Messy 4/20 Rocket Launch May Delay SpaceX for MonthsAn apparent rush to hit that jokey deadline without some minor safety precautions has given regulators more power to slow the rocketeer’s roll.
  17. screen time
    Twitter Frees Its HostagesMusk, who is trying to extort verified users to pay to keep their blue check, is actually giving them a precious gift: a chance at a clean exit.
  18. space
    Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX Doesn’t Mind That Its Rocket Blew UpThis is not typically the reaction to a test failure. Then again, nothing about this is typical.
  19. space
    Elon Musk’s Most Powerful Rocket Ever Just Blew UpSpaceX’s uncrewed Starship barely made it past the launch tower before exploding.
  20. media
    Elon Musk Drives NPR Off Twitter in Latest Genius MoveThe outlet said it would stop posting on the site after being labeled “state-sponsored media.”
  21. screen time
    Twitter Builds a WallElon Musk’s platform will take its cut or die trying.
  22. screen time
    Why Every App Now Feels Like TikTok, But WorseAlgorithmic videos are killing social media.
  23. twitter
    Who Leaked Twitter’s Source Code?The company reportedly thinks the leak, posted to GitHub under the name “FreeSpeechEnthusiast,” came from one of its many former employees.
  24. on with kara swisher
    Walter Isaacson on Whether Elon Musk’s Ends Justify Being MeanKara Swisher talks to the Musk biographer about what he observed shadowing the billionaire, how Musk compares with Steve Jobs, and much more.
  25. fordlandia 2
    Elon Musk Wants His Own Town NowThe Tesla founder is reportedly considering building a company town outside Austin for his employees to live, work, and never leave.
  26. twitter
    Twitter Continues to Deteriorate SlowlyAnother malfunction on Monday is the latest sign of the site’s unreliability under Elon Musk.
  27. on with kara swisher
    Marc Benioff Regrets Not Buying TwitterKara Swisher has a long talk with the embattled Salesforce CEO about activist investors, Elon Musk, drunk tweeting, and much more.
  28. twitter blues
    The Brutal Layoffs at Twitter Just Keep ComingAs Elon Musk tweets in defense of the “Dilbert” guy, the company’s head count continues to shrink, and not even loyalists are safe.
  29. media
    Elon Musk Backs Dilbert Guy, Says the Media Is ‘Racist Against Whites’The Twitter owner came to Scott Adams’s defense after the cartoonist’s racist rant led hundreds of newspapers to drop his long-running comic strip.
  30. screen time
    Why Bing Is Being CreepyIt’s doing what it was trained to do by reading our stories and absorbing our anxieties. (Not that Microsoft is happy about it.)
  31. big tech
    The Silicon Valley LoopHow the dot-com crash created Palo Alto’s clueless investor class.
  32. tremendous content
    Elon Musk Rigged Twitter to Force Us to Read His TweetsThe CEO forced Twitter’s engineers to frantically come up with a way to boost his tweets because we ignored his boring Super Bowl post.
  33. screen time
    How Much Does Unbanning Trump Really Matter?On the internet, you can never really go back home.
  34. twitter
    Elon Musk Says Plan to Take Tesla Private at $420 a Share Totally Wasn’t a JokeOn trial, he says he had real reasons to use a weed joke as the premium for Tesla going private, not just because his girlfriend thought it was funny.
  35. screen time
    Elon Musk and the Sad Mod Theory of Social-Media CEOsYou may technically run the place, but most of your users just see you as a glorified moderator.
  36. on with kara swisher
    Ian Bremmer on How Putin, Xi, and Elon Musk Are AlikeIn this episode of On With Kara Swisher, Kara talks to the Eurasia Group president about global risks and strongman weaknesses.
  37. twitter
    Inside Elon’s ‘Extremely Hardcore’ TwitterTwitter’s staff spent years trying to protect the platform against impulsive, ranting billionaires — then one made himself the CEO.
  38. the system
    A Cosmologist’s Case for Staying Put on EarthThe many heterodoxies of Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.
  39. elon musk
    Tesla’s Terrible Year Has Gotten Even WorseAs Elon Musk devotes his time to boosting conspiracy theories on Twitter, the electric-car company’s stock continues to plummet.
  40. on with kara swisher
    Piers Morgan on Free Speech, Elon Musk, and the Meaning of MeatIn the latest episode of On With Kara Swisher, she grills the tabloid veteran about his long, tumultuous career and whether his outrage is all an act.
  41. bird brain
    The Unhinged Debate Over Twitter and ‘Free Speech’Whatever one makes of Twitter’s policies, a wider array of people and perspectives influence elite discourse today than ever before.
  42. what we know
    Twitter Users Vote for Elon Musk to Step Down. Will He?57.5 percent of respondents said “yes” he should. What happens next is anybody’s guess.
  43. twitter
    Elon Musk Tried to Ban Leaving TwitterFollowing a backlash, Musk canned the new policy, which barred users from mentioning their other accounts at numerous Twitter competitors.
  44. feuds
    What It’s Like to Be Banned by Elon MuskTwitter’s Thursday-night massacre, by those who lived it.
  45. the money game
    Is Elon Musk Setting Himself Up to Lose Tesla?The hidden danger of trying to fund Twitter by selling off the true source of his wealth and power.
  46. bird brain
    Elon Musk’s Politics Are About As Complicated As Trump’sBoth Musk and Trump sought subsidies from the Democrats, and then adoration from consumers of conservative media.
  47. screen time
    This Was Always the Problem With TwitterThe company has been exactly what the owners needed it to be — and nothing more.
  48. politics
    Twitter’s Former Safety Head Forced From Home After Being Smeared by Elon MuskFormer Twitter executive Yoel Roth and his family have reportedly faced a torrent of harassment and threats after Elon Musk’s false claims.
  49. the national interest
    Red-Pilled Elon Musk Still Loves the Chinese Communist PartyThe Twitter owner may hate the left, but he does admire Leninism.
  50. elon musk
    Elon Musk Gets Loudly Booed at Chappelle Comedy Show“It sounds like some of the people you fired are in the audience.”
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