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It’s time to change how we cover Elon Musk

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It’s time to change how we cover Elon Musk

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is Platformer, a newsletter on the intersection of and democracy Casey Newton and Zoë Schiffer. Sign up here.

Today let's talk about a wild weekend of backtracking the company formerly known as — and how it should inform the way we cover and his frequent promises in the future.

On Sunday, Musk said in a post on X that the “ v Musk fight will live-streamed on .”

He added: “All proceeds will to charity for veterans.”

This all came as a surprise to . Behind the scenes, the billionaire's teams had been negotiating for weeks to nail details of the fight. had proposed a date: August 26th, as he would later share on Threads.

But Musk begged off, saying he…

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