Elon Musk takes on former Chinese official on Twitter, defends free speech


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A few days ago, Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, posted a poll on Twitter about the war between Russia and Ukraine. In the poll, Musk proposed ways to resolve the conflict. The tweet went viral and garnered over 2,400,ooo votes. For Hu Xijin, former editor-in-chief of the state-run Global Times newspaper, Musk “should learn a lesson” because he “believes too much in the freedom of speech of the United States and the West.” Hu shared on Musk’s post and Musk responded to him in Chinese.