May 23, 2022

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Musk: Starlink will only block Russian media at gunpoint

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that some governments recently asked the company to ban Russian media from serving Starlink satellite broadband. at Musk, who sent him in early Saturday morning, announced that the company would comply with the request “except at gunpoint.” According to Musk, the order did not come from Ukraine. “I’m sorry for being a tyrant of free speech,” he added.

musk too He said SpaceX will temporarily change its priorities to focus on cybersecurity and overcoming signal jamming, a decision it notes will lead to “minor delays” in its launch. Reusable rockets and Starlink V2 satellites.

SpaceX puts it at odds with a growing list of companies that have blocked access to Russian state media across Europe in the wake of the country’s invasion of Ukraine. On February 27, the European Union said it would Russian state-backed media outlets Russia Today and Sputnik for their role in spreading disinformation and “lies to justify Putin’s war.” Both And the It quickly complied, restricting access to ports via its European footprint.

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