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Covid-19: Zuckerberg endorses Silicon Valley lockdown, Musk sees 'fascism'

Zuckerberg expresses concerns about easing lockdown measures. Musk calls the move 'anti-democratic'

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Elon Musk did not mince words in criticizing the lockdown

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Silicon Valley billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg offered dueling views on lockdown measures designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus on Wednesday, with Facebook's Zuckerberg endorsing the measures while Tesla's Musk condemned them as anti-democratic.

Musk, who has often made outspoken and even inflammatory comments on conference calls and on Twitter, said in comments to analysts on Tesla Inc's earnings call that it was "fascist" to say people cannot leave their homes.

"This is not democratic, this is not freedom. Give people back their goddamn freedom," Musk said.

Zuckerberg, on the other hand, in comments on Facebook's own

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First Published: Apr 30 2020 | 9:09 AM IST

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