Elon Musk has claimed the risk of his assassination is “quite significant.”
In a two-hour Q&A audio chat on Twitter Spaces, the social media platform’s CEO told listeners he “definitely” would not “be doing any open-air car parades, let me put it that way.”
He said: “Frankly the risk of something bad happening to me, or even literally being shot, is quite significant.
“It’s not that hard to kill somebody if you wanted to, so hopefully they don’t, and fate smiles upon the situation with me and it does not happen … There’s definitely some risk there.”
The self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist” added that “at the end of the day, we just want to have a future where we’re not oppressed”.
He said: “[Where] our speech is not suppressed, and we can say what we want to say without fear of reprisals.
“As long as you’re not really causing harm to somebody else, then you should be allowed to say what you want.”