Elon Musk pitches high goals in a magazine operated by China’s internet censorship agency
Tesla CEO Elon Musk pitched sustainable energy, brain implants, and space exploration in an article published in a magazine operated by China’s internet watchdog and censorship agency, as per the translation from Yang Liu reporter for the Chinese state press agency, Xinhua.
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) formed in 2013 is in charge of creating and enforcing policies surrounding online content, user data, and digital security.
Later, the CAC created a magazine that, according to China Media Project senior researcher, Stella Chen typically includes regulatory announcements and research on internet policy.
The magazine was initially called New Media before it was rebranded as China Cyberspace earlier this year.
The July issue of China Cyberspace features articles from Musk and Ant Group CEO Eric Jing Xiandong, the company that runs the Chinese payment service Alipay, The Verge reports.
Liu provides an English translation of Musk’s article in a post on his substack newsletter, Beijing Channel.
Musk says that he was invited by the magazine to share his views on the vision of technology and humanity, and then describe and promote the technology used by the companies he owns — Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink — that he believes can help accomplish a better future for humanity.