12 Sep 2023

Elon Musk biographer says billionaire has ‘dark demon mode’

Europe Editor and Presenter

A new biography of SpaceX founder Elon Musk sparked outrage when it claimed the tycoon had deliberately switched off Ukrainian access to the Starlink satellite network around the Crimean coast last autumn, stopping them from attacking a Russian naval base.

Now the book’s author Walter Isaacson has admitted that he misinterpreted the facts. The zone, said Mr Musk, hadn’t been activated in the first place, so there was nothing for him to turn off. Just one glimpse into the mind, power and life of the world’s richest man.