The recent releases of the quirky Elon Musk aren’t to everyone’s taste, starting with Anonymous. On YouTube, a certified channel that claims to be part of the group of cyber activists seriously warned the Tesla CEO on Friday.
This video appears to be a direct response to Elon Musk’s 180 degree turnaround in Bitcoin. In May, the entrepreneur drew the wrath of cryptocurrency enthusiasts by suddenly “discovering” the environmental impact of the famous virtual currency.
This turning point came precisely when Tesla applied for the American program (icain loans for renewable fuels that did not miss the chip in the ears of the most loyal defenders of Bitcoin. Since then, the price of the first cryptocurrency has fallen by 40 % and dragged other electronic currencies with it.
“A rich narcissist”
In the video published online, the hacktivists violently attacked the billionaire, citing journalistic sources (The Observer, Sunday Times …) to commemorate the inglorious events of the American automobile company: abuse of employees, exploitation of children, Pollution etc.
Elon Musk is compared to a “rich narcissist who desperately seeks attention” and “a man who thinks he’s the smartest in the world”. Anonymous also openly criticizes the automaker’s business model, whose profits come largely from state aid in the form of emissions certificates.
With this money, Tesla bought the equivalent of $ 1.5 billion in Bitcoin in January and made a few hundred million dollars in profit. However, in order to continue to benefit from CO2-related subsidies, the company would have distanced itself from cryptocurrencies. Therefore, after Elon Musk was one of the biggest supporters of the crypto ecosystem, he would have changed his mind …
Does the anti-musk wave reflect the belief of all anonymous? No, not necessarily. Due to its lack of hierarchy and its decentralized model, “anyone can create a video with the signature Anonymous,” said anthropologist from McGill University in Canada, Gabriella Coleman, in an interview with France Info.
So you want to join Anonymous?
You cannot join anonymously.
Nobody can join Anonymous.
Anonymous is not an organization.
It’s not a club, a party or even a movement, it’s resistance.
– Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) June 3, 2020
On Twitter, Anonymous YourAnonNews account with 6.7 million subscribers confirmed that it was not the source of the video. Another influential account, YourAnonCentral, does not officially confirm that it is behind this short film, but supports the initiative, citing the main actor Elon Musk.
#Anonymous message to Elon Musk. Will @elonmusk answer or hide? #bitcoin #dogecoin
– Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) June 5, 2021