Elon Musk reposted a video by former Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson, in which he directly accuses Ukraine of blowing up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station.
Musk accompanied his repost with the words that “it would be nice if programs from the entire political spectrum were present on this platform.” In his video, Carlson calls Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a "sweaty, rat-like comedian turned oligarch" as well as a "persecutor of Christians."
Tucker Carlson hosted his Tucker Carlson Tonight program on the conservative Fox News channel, constantly criticizing President Joe Biden and often repeating Russian propaganda narratives.
Dominion Voting Systems is suing Fox News for spreading lies that its voting machines were set up to rig the presidential election vote in favor of Biden. It was Carlson who told these speculations in his program. Fox News chose to settle the case out of court, paying Dominion $787.5 million, after which Carlson was fired . He started hosting his own social media show.
In February 2023, Elon Musk banned the use of Starlink satellite Internet access systems, which are being developed by one of his companies, to control Ukrainian drones on the battlefield. The billionaire motivated his decision by saying that he "does not want an escalation and a third world war." In addition, Musk proposed in November 2022 to give Crimea to Russia “to end the war” and hold new referendums in the annexed regions of Ukraine.