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Could Elon Musk sell $US6 billion in stock “right now”?

The current trading volume of Tesla stock is at an average of 20M shares per day. At the current stock price, that's a volume of around $24B per day. However trading volumes fluctuate and today a ...
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Did Elon Musk falsely claim to have a degree in science?

According to Ron Ozio (Director, Media Relations at UPenn) in an email on Plainsite: Elon Musk earned a B.A. in physics and a B.S. in economics (concentrations: finance and entrepreneurial management)...
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Did Elon Musk put up a billboard saying "Defend billionaires"?

This is most likely a photoshop. The actual tweet can be found here. In spite of his caption, Twitter user @patriach2051 did not find this in the wild. The picture appears to originate from the ...
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Did Elon Musk falsely claim to have a degree in science?

The statements made in Wikipedia are backed up by reputable references, including Encyclopedia Britannica. By contrast the posts claiming that he lied are absolutely not reputable. They consist of a ...
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Is Elon Musk's jet trackable using only public data?

Yes, it does appear to be trackable with only publicly available data and it appears that Elon Musk is making various requests to make it harder to track his flights. Reddit now has a subreddit ...
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Were the Starlink units for Ukraine not paid by Musk?

At least some Starlink units have been paid by SpaceX. It is not possible to establish whether any of those were "paid by Musk himself", no sources cite anything like that. It seems that of ...
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Is Elon Musk's jet trackable using only public data?

Musk should be enrolled in the PIA program. But as mentioned in this article, it looks like they're using past behaviours to track him. From the article: It’s a laborious process, and codes cannot be ...
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Did Elon Musk's bitcoin transactions release more carbon in a few days than the amount saved by all Teslas ever sold?

tl;dr: The claim cannot possibly be true, unless "Elon Musk's recent large-scale transactions" refers to all bitcoin transactions over the last six months. "The amount saved..." A ...
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Is Elon Musk's jet trackable using only public data?

Musk's jet operates comercially, and registers its flight plans, which are a matter of public record in the US (Source). His jet also uses a transponder which broadcasts on a publicly available ...
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Was Elon Musk financially supported by his parents in college and his business or is he self-made?

In 2022, Snopes did an investigation - rather thorough for them - looking at the variety of claims and the evidence. They found some stories about Errol Musk buying a part share in an emerald mine in ...
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Does Elon Musk's Starlink system play a significant role in the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

Mykhailo Fedorov (Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine) made the initial public appeal to Elon Musk about Starlink: @elonmusk, while you try to colonize ...
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