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Elon Musk is notorious for his ingenious, reckless, and individualistic approach. With his launch to stardom from popularity on Twitter, Tesla, SpaceX, and other ventures, he is as volatile as his stock price. Finance Jokes ;)


According to, “Elon Musk Floats Charging Users for X”, the authors explain Musk’s new revenue generating concept to protect users against bot accounts and scams. But X users are not happy about Musk’s new revenue generating requirements, aka charging a subscription fee.

Will other platforms follow suit?

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Musk revealed he is currently rebuilding his advertising business due to the loss of marketing staff, resulting in revenue loss of 60%. However, on Musk’s other business venture, SpaceX, he has recently hired a 14-year-old boy to work as a software engineer for the company. This is bad press for Musk because on one front, he is losing staff and, on another front, he is violating child labor ethics. Moving forward, it is unclear what Musk will decide to do next.

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As a consumer of social media, it is concerning to see these changes take effect because of the vast power and authority that Musk holds nationally and globally. Further, several ethical concerns arise from Musk’s new business objectives, including censorship, user’s mental health, privacy protections, antisemitic/hate posts, fraud, and child labor.

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The Future

Will the future look like The Matrix, 1984, The Social Dilemma, or any number of dystopian Sci-Fi movies?

It is up to the youth to sway the world in a better direction.

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, “Elon Musk Floats Charging Users for X”

Written by Orru and Corse, Updated Sept. 19, 2023 2:19 pm ET

BUSINESS INSIDER, “Meet the Newest Employee at Elon Musk’s SpaceX. He’s 14.”

Written by Jyoti Mann, June 10, 2023 8:15 am CDT

Hi, my name is Sara Galapo. This is my first year as a writer for the University of Kansas Her Campus Chapter. I am a senior, studying business analytics in the fitness technology industry. I am excited to dip my toes into creative writing this year and hope to write a novel in the future. I use my experience in data analytics, investment banking, research, psychology, and student teaching roles to cover a variety of topics, including academics, career, lifestyle, nutrition, fitness, fashion, and beauty. This past summer, I spent mornings and evenings learning about street fashion in San Francisco on my daily commute to work.