Convoys of freedom: Elon Musk compares Justin Trudeau to Adolf Hitler

Customary of controversial messages, Elon Musk launched a double salvo on Thursday, February 17, accusing an American regulator of seeking to muzzle his freedom of expression and comparing the Canadian Prime Minister to Hitler in a tweet he later erased. The image features a photo of the Nazi leader and the message ‘stop comparing me to Justin Trudeau’.

The richest man in the world had already supported Canadian truckers leading the protest against the health restrictions imposed by the government. On Thursday, he was responding to an article reporting that Canadian authorities had asked financial institutions not to facilitate cryptocurrency transactions intended to support protesters.

The Committee of American Jews reacted on the social network by considering that the boss of Tesla had shown “extremely poor discernment by invoking Hitler to make his point of view on social networks”. “He must apologize immediately,” it added. Elon Musk’s tweet was later deleted, “removed by author” according to a post in the place.

“Muzzle and harass Elon Musk and Tesla”

Another controversy, a lawyer for the electric car manufacturer Tesla estimated Thursday in a letter addressed to a judge that the stock market policeman (SEC) was leading a “campaign of harassment” against the billionaire, as part of a agreement between the two parties.

The SEC had imposed several sanctions after a tweet in which the entrepreneur assured in 2018 that he had the appropriate funding to withdraw Tesla from the stock market, without providing proof. After a new unfortunate tweet in early 2019, Elon Musk had agreed that his messages directly related to Tesla’s activity be pre-approved by a competent lawyer before being posted on social networks.

But the SEC did not fulfill its part of the agreement, delaying paying shareholders the $ 40 million in fines imposed on Elon Musk and Tesla, says the lawyer. On the other hand, it uses this agreement “to try to muzzle and harass Elon Musk and Tesla”, in particular “because Elon Musk regularly criticizes the intervention of the public authorities”, he says in his letter. “The excessive efforts of the SEC seem calculated to temper” the right to freedom of expression, it is added.

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