Elon Musk nominated for Nobel Peace Prize — RT World News


A Norwegian participant of parliament has actually recommended offering the 2024 Nobel Peace Prize to Elon Musk, suggesting that the South African-birthed business owner has actually promoted cost-free speech with his purchase of Twitter and by offering the Ukrainian armed forces with satellite interactions.

In the election presented on Tuesday, Marius Nilsen of the Progress Party said that Musk is worthy of the prize for his “adamant defense of dialogue, free speech and [enabling] the possibility to express one’s views” in a world he referred to as “continuously more polarized.”

“Echo chambers and yes-people do not bring forth the best ideas and cooperation, but decline and regression. Complementary views, opinions and processes of thoughts unlocks the best ideas,” Nilsen stated.

He likewise kept in mind Ukraine’s use Starlink, a satellite system run by Musk’s SpaceX, to “communicate, coordinate and withstand the attack from Russia.”

Previously best recognized for being the head of the Tesla electrical vehicle firm and the proprietor of SpaceX, Musk gotten Twitter – given that rebranded as X – in October 2022, mentioning its fondness for censorship. He has actually given that terminated a lot of the firm’s team and unbanned lots of – though not all – formerly silenced accounts. One of them was the individual account of Donald Trump, censored while he was still the resting United States head of state.

“The multitude of tech companies Musk has founded, owns or runs, aimed at bettering societies, increasing knowledge of both earth and space, in addition to enabling communication and connectivity globally… has helped make the world a more connected and safer place,” Nilsen said in his election.

Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize will certainly be introduced in October. This year’s competitors is especially tough, and consists of Trump, WikiLeaks author Julian Assange, Pope Francis, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Palestinian reporter Hind Khoudary, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Colombian President Gustavo Petro – along with numerous NGOs.

Last year’s honor mosted likely to Iranian lobbyist Narges Mohammadi, “for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all.” In 2022, the prize was divided in between “human rights” companies and protestors from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.


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