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Alleged Chat Leak: Bill Gates Likely Continues to Short Tesla Stock – Elon Musk Mocks Gates on Twitter | news

• The alleged chat between Gates and Musk has been leaked
• Musk taunts Gates with an offensive post
• The two billionaires have different views on many issues

Elon Musk is known for controversial tweets. On the Twitter short message platform, he doesn’t mince words and regularly makes fun of various business owners, investors or politicians. Now the 50-year-old tech billionaire has shot Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

Alleged chat revealed: Gates still has a short bet against Tesla

A few weeks ago, an alleged chat between Elon Musk and Bill Gates leaked. This conversation, which Musk says took place, can be read on the Whole Mars Catalog Twitter channel. Gates is said to have reached out to Tesla CEO Musk for financial support for charitable projects to combat climate change. Musk then asked his billionaire colleague if he still owned half a million Tesla shares in the open (which would currently be worth around $ 430 million), a question that Bill Gates has not denied. Tesla boss Musk is said to have cut off the conversation. Musk’s motivation: “I’m sorry, but I can’t take your climate change philanthropy seriously when you’re enormously low Tesla, the company that does the most to solve climate change.”

Musk thwarts Gates’ Tesla short sale with a bad tweet

But apparently Musk couldn’t let this exchange of messages go. On April 23, he mocked Gates via Twitter. In his tweet, Musk shares a photo of Bill Gates in a blue sweater, which he likened to a pregnant emoji man. Musk garnished this bland comparison, which received 1.4 million likes, with a raunchy comment. Gates has not responded to this cruel insult, apparently he sees silence as the best measure in this conflict.

Much more interesting than his satire on Gates is the image posted later by Musk, which is Manfred Kielnhofer’s “Guardians of Time” painting, as “t3n” discovered. Musk writes: “The Shadowban Council is reviewing the tweet …”. By “shadow ban” we mean the hidden blocking of single users or single posts by the platform itself. Musk refers to the alleged restriction of freedom of expression on Twitter, which he has often criticized, a reason he has given for the imminent purchase of the platform.

Musk and Gates: Technical colleagues with different worldviews

Musk and Gates have a lot in common: both are primarily responsible for the success of a large tech company, both were (Gates) and are (Musk) sometimes the richest men in the world, both have earned a tremendous amount of public attention. beyond their business activities, they both have a huge following. But the many similarities in no way lead to harmony and unity, on the contrary. The two have different ideologies that have often clashed in public.

Gates criticized Musk’s handling of Corona and questioned his space plans

Gates criticized Musk’s relaxed handling of Corona. Musk had mocked the relatively tight lockdown measures in California, while Gates appeared as one of the world leaders in taking strong action against the pandemic. Gates, who in the course of his philanthropic efforts in the “Gates Foundation” has amassed a large body of health policy knowledge as a self-taught, has long been regarded as a great cautioner of the omnipresent danger of a pandemic. As a result, Gates described Musk’s vaccine skepticism as “outrageous”.

Another reason for Gates’ astonishment at Musk, who is nearly 16 years his junior, is the Tesla boss’s far-reaching space plans. In an interview, Gates showed little understanding of the ambitions of some billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk & Co. to venture into space.

Musk, on the other hand, expressed his regret over Gates’ alleged failure to recognize Tesla’s contribution to the fight against climate change. Last year Gates praised Musk’s construction of Tesla in the New York Times as “one of the greatest contributions to climate change anyone has ever made.” But apparently Gates continues to speculate by short-selling Tesla shares that the automaker’s value will fall soon. Also, Gates continues to drive the e-Porsche Taycan and not a Tesla.

It is possible that the two powerful entrepreneurs will continue to have one or the other debate in the future. Musk’s most recent post is unlikely to help resolve the conflict.

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