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Don't stick the boot in, cut the billionaire some slack

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12.07.2018

It was the event that brought the whole world together. Yet on the internet, it seems, no good deed goes unpunished for long. The world has lauded the heroes that rescued the boys from the Thai cave. Yet the feelgood story of the year now also has a “villain”: Elon Musk.

The Tesla billionaire has been slammed on both social and traditional media for offering the services of his kid-sized, rocket-tube mini-sub to rescue the trapped children. As we all now know, it wasn’t needed: human divers rather than machines saved the day. Yet Musk’s gesture has been viewed as unnecessary self-promotion. He has been accused of using the cave rescue to build his........

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