Starlink won’t block Russian media, says Elon Musk


Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Saturday that Starlink, the satellite internet division of his rocket company SpaceX, would not block Russian news sources.

Musk on Twitter wrote that he would only do so at gunpoint.



“Some governments (not Ukraine) have told Starlink to block Russian news sources. We will only do this at gunpoint,” Musk wrote.

“Sorry for being a free speech absolutist,” he added.

Meanwhile, tech giants like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube, Meta and several other tech platforms have already banned RT and Sputnik following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Musk also wrote that “SpaceX has reprioritized cyber defense and overcoming signal jamming.”

“It will cause slight delays in Starship and Starlink V2,” he added.

Musk on Friday warned Ukrainians to use the Starlink satellite system with caution because its commercial internet network can be targeted by Russians and hamper the entire system at work.

As a non-Russian communications system, the Starlink satellite internet service has a “high” likelihood of being targeted, Musk had said.

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