Elon Musk, digital discourse

Elon Musk

File
The Editors
04/04/2022

Elon Musk, currently the richest man in the world, is known for his many endeavours such as Tesla, SpaceX and Neuralink. He is praised as a real version of Iron Man by some, while others are more critical about his commercial practices, especially questioning the things he does online. In this file, several diggit authors analyze his digital discourse.

Elon Musk and his Musketeers' discourse on Twitter

Paper
Juliette Berndsen
17/01/2022
16 minutes to read

Elon Musk and his fans converse easily in memes and jokes on Twitter. While this discourse is slightly bewildering to outsiders, the power Musk holds over his fans can have a serious impact on real-world events such as cryptocurrencies.

SpaceX Falcon launch

The SpaceX mission and why it worries me

Column
Jan Blommaert
01/06/2020
4 minutes to read

Elon Musk's SpaceX operates in a field of power previously reserved for state institutions under public control. Is this a good or a bad thing?