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Is Ukraine too reliant on one man: Elon Musk?

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Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur known for his ventures in space exploration and electric vehicles, has found himself entangled in geopolitical conflicts, shedding light on the complex ethical dilemmas arising from his influence.

 
However, Musk’s involvement took a more consequential turn during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year, with ethically murky consequences, Hugo Rifkind recently wrote in the Australian.

When Ukraine’s internet infrastructure was compromised by early attacks, the country’s deputy prime minister, Mykhailo Fedorov, reached out for help on Twitter. Musk, who is an active user of the platform, quickly responded by offering access to Starlink, his satellite-based internet service.

This assistance proved crucial for Ukraine, enabling its military to operate drones effectively in the conflict against invading Russian forces.

Yet, Musk’s engagement in the Ukraine conflict had its limits. When Ukraine sought to use Starlink to target Russian boats in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, Musk refused, resulting in submarine drones losing connectivity and washing ashore harmlessly.

Musk defended his decision, stating that complying with Ukraine’s request would have made SpaceX explicitly complicit in a major act of war.

This ethical dilemma reflects the challenges faced by all parties supporting Ukraine, balancing assistance with the potential repercussions from Russia. However, Musk’s unique position as an influential billionaire adds complexity to the situation.

Should one person have this much influence?

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Helicopter carrying Iran’s President Raisi crashes

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A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister crashed on Sunday as it was crossing mountain terrain in heavy fog.

The official said the lives of Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were “at risk following the helicopter crash”, which happened on the way back from a visit to the border with Azerbaijan in Iran’s northwest.

“We are still hopeful but information coming from the crash site is very concerning,” the official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

A helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi takes off, May 19, 2024. Ali Hamed Haghdoust/IRNA/WANA via REUTERS

State TV quoted an official as saying at least one passenger and one crew member had been in contact with rescuers. It also said the helicopter had been found, though Iran’s Red Crescent denied this report.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who holds ultimate power with a final say on foreign policy and Iran’s nuclear programme, sought to reassure Iranians, saying there would be no disruption to state affairs. #iran #trending

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Why Australia is becoming the new home of the Hollywood blockbuster

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Australia’s multimillion-dollar campaign to attract Hollywood productions to its shores appears to be paying off.

The allure of Australia lies not only in its picturesque locations but also in its competitive financial incentives.

The government offers generous rebates and tax breaks to international productions, making it an attractive proposition for filmmakers looking to maximise their budgets.

Despite the recent intake of Hollywood productions down under such as ‘The Fall Guy’ and ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’, Aussie independents are still finding the space to carve their own creative path.

Rob Fantozzi joined the program to discuss the latest in Hollywood, and showcased his own upcoming project – ‘Omerta‘. #featured

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Portal between countries shut down after international flashing

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An international video portal has been forced to shut down after an OnlyFans model reportedly flashed passersby from across the globe.

On this episode of Ahron and Mike Live – Which would you prefer; pay rise or work perks, an international portal closes, the military reveal a submarine stingray and are you on a top or bottom burger bun?

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Mike Loder discuss. #featured #trending

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