A group claiming to represent the hacker collective Anonymous takes aim at Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in a video published on YouTube saying his tweets that have roiled the cryptocurrency markets have “destroyed lives” of hardworking people who’ve had “their dreams liquidated over your public temper tantrums.”
The nearly four-minute video, posted Saturday, attacked the Tesla Inc. TSLA chief executive for being “another narcissistic rich dude who is desperate for attention” and for “constantly trolling” crypto markets. It racked up 1.7 million views as of late Sunday.
“Millions of retail investors were really counting on their crypto gains to improve their lives,” a Guy Fawkes-masked figure said in the video. “Of course, they took the risk upon themselves when they invested, and everyone knows to be prepared for volatility in crypto, but your tweets this week show a clear disregard for the average working person.”
“It is now widely believed you have been forced to denounce your company’s involvement with bitcoin in order to keep that green government money flowing into Tesla’s coffers,” the video says.
The hacker group further calls Musk’s recent move to create a bitcoin miner council an attempt to take control of the industry.
Given the very nature and name of the decentralized hacker group, it’s impossible to determine with 100% certainty the video was created by a member(s) of Anonymous. Still, the video bears all the hallmarks of past videos that are accepted as having been created by group members.