Elon Musk nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian MP for 'free speech' efforts

Elon Musk has been nominated by a Norwegian MP for the Nobel Peace Prize because of him being a "stout proponent of free speech" and "enabling" Ukraine to communicate after the war broke with Russia.  

Marius Nilsen, MP for Norway's libertarian Progress Party, nominated the Tesla and X owner for his "adamant defense of dialogue, free speech and [enabling] the possibility to express one's views' in a continuously more polarized world." 

Nilsen also credited his decision to Musk helping Ukrainian forces communicate with the abilities of Starlink in the midst of the war, according to the Daily Mail.  

"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," the MP added.  

The organization which awards the prizes accepts nominations for anybody who has a certain qualification which includes working in the government or in academia.  

During 2024, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be selected by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The group consists of five anonymous individuals appointed by the Norwegian Parliament.  

Nilsen revealed to the outlet that he was nominating Musk. In his arguments to nominate Musk, he said, "Man can, and will only evolve and find together when difference of opinions are sharpened in dialogue with critical thinkers and opposing views." 

"Echo chambers and yes-people do not bring forth the best ideas and cooperation, but decline and regression. Complementary views, opinions and processes of thoughts unlocks the best ideas."

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