Podcast. Does Elon Musk have too much power?

The decision of the new boss of Twitter, on November 20, to reactivate Donald Trump’s account, suspended since January 2021, is highly symbolic. If the billionaire, boss of Tesla and SpaceX, is not on his first foray into American political life, he has multiplied geopolitical initiatives in recent weeks. Elon Musk, for example, tweeted “his” solution to end the war in Ukraine, and made available his Starlink satellite network to facilitate Internet access in certain areas of the country. Regarding Taiwan, he suggested the creation of a special administrative area ».

Can it influence international conflicts? Is there a political agenda behind his stranglehold on Twitter? In this episode of the “L’Heure du Monde” podcast, Damien Leloup, journalist at the Pixels department of the World, details the influence of the billionaire.

An episode by Marion Bothorel and Esther Michon. Directed by: Quentin Tenaud. Credits music: Amandine Robillard. Presentation and editor-in-chief: Morgane Tual. In this episode: excerpt from a speech by Donald Trump from January 6, 2021, excerpt from a video of the Capitol storming, excerpt from a speech by Donald Trump from November 15, 2022, excerpt from an interview with Elon Musk granted to “TED” on April 14, 2022.

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