Elon Musk Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated Elon Musk for a Nobel Peace Prize, claiming the billionaire was a “stout proponent for free speech.”

Marius Nilsen, a Norwegian member of parliament and a libertarian Progress Party member, praised Musk’s “adamant defense of dialogue, free speech and [enabling] the possibility to express one’s views [in a] continuously more polarized world.”

“The multitude of tech companies Musk has founded, owns or runs, aimed at bettering societies, increasing knowledge of both earth and space, in addition to enabling communication and connectivity globally has helped make the world a more connected and safer place,” Nilsen said.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepts nominations from government officials and academics each year through March.

From Newsmax:

Musk bought Twitter, which he renamed X, in October 2022 for $44 billion in the name of free speech. He then restored social media accounts of leading politicians and personalities, many of them conservative, who had been banned under the Twitter’s previous management. This included former President Donald Trump, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Babylon Bee, a satirical news site.