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Elon Musk Sparks Controversy with ‘Woke Mind Virus’ Allegations Against Google

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Elon Musk, the visionary behind Tesla Inc. TSLA, recently ignited a digital firestorm on X (formerly Twitter) by accusing Google of being afflicted with what he described as the ‘woke mind virus’.


Unraveling the Situation: On March 21, 2024, Musk waded into a virtual war zone after responding to a social media post alleging that Google had modified its search results for the term ‘bloodbath’. This alteration supposedly unfolded subsequent to former President Donald Trump’s usage of the term.



Musk’s tweet merely echoed the observations of a user who had flagged the shift in Google’s search output. In unequivocal terms, Musk declared, “Google is deeply infected with the woke mind virus.”


Additional Insights: Musk’s critique of Google’s alleged bias is not a one-off incident. Previously, he raised concerns about Google’s AI chatbot, Gemini, for its inability to provide accurate images and information.


Furthermore, Musk has disparaged the content on Netflix, terming it unwatchable due to the apparent influence of the ‘woke mind virus’. His recent social media salvo indicates a similar skepticism towards Google.


The controversial usage of ‘bloodbath’ by Donald Trump, which seemingly triggered the alteration in Google’s search dynamics, took place during a speech concerning the potential downfall of the U.S. auto industry if he were to lose the election.


In light of Musk’s tweet, in conjunction with his previous censure, it becomes apparent that he perceives a bias in how Google’s AI mechanisms analyze and present information—a concern he has previously voiced about ‘woke AI.’


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Further Reading: Reddit’s potential IPO marks a significant moment in the tech industry, according to Wedbush’s Dan Ives, who anticipates a valuation of $1 billion.


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