Twitter CEO and entrepreneur Elon Musk claimed that the risk of him being assassinated is "quite significant".
During a two-hour Q&A audio chat on Twitter Spaces, the multi-billionaire owner of Tesla told listeners that he “definitely” would not “be doing any open-air car parades, let me put it that way.
“Frankly the risk of something bad happening to me, or even literally being shot, is quite significant,” he said.
“It’s not that hard to kill somebody if you wanted to, so hopefully they don’t, and fate smiles upon the situation with me and it does not happen … There’s definitely some risk there.”
Since Musk took over Twitter, he has been championing the concept of 'absolute free speech' saying that “at the end of the day, we just want to have a future where we’re not oppressed”.
He claims that his actions since taking over have been in pursuit of this goal.
Musk has reinstated several previously suspended accounts back to Twitter, including that of former US President Donald Trump and musician Kanye West.
Kanye was once again banned from Twitter shortly thereafter for posting a picture of a swastika on his page.