Elon Musk Pushes for an End to Coronavirus Restrictions on Twitter

Elon Musk Pushes for an End to Coronavirus Restrictions on Twitter 1

As much of the United States remains under lockdown due to the coronavirus, people are feeling the pressure of the economic slowdown that’s resulted. A number of protests have erupted across several states in the last few weeks, pushing for the end to economic restrictions to help fuel economic activity.

In addition to the protests, a number of people have been advocating for an end to the restrictions online. Today, Elon Musk tweeted a couple of posts, pushing to ease restrictions in the US. It’s unclear what specifically prompted Musk’s comments, but Tesla was forced to scrap plans to recall workers and resume production at its Fremont, California, plant earlier this week. Despite this, Telsa turned a profit in the first quarter of this year.

The posts have been met with criticism by people arguing that the restrictions are working to slow down the spread of COVID-19 and limit the resulting death toll. However, a Twitter spokesperson has said that Musk’s tweets are “not currently in violation of the Twitter rules“.

A number of places around the world, including the US and Japan, have seen a spike in coronavirus cases after an end to local restrictions.

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