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Musk cut internet to Ukraine's military as it was attacking Russian fleet, book says

By Christian Davenport and Joseph Menn

07 Sep 2023 · 6 min read

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  1. SpaceX cut off Starlink satellite internet service to Ukrainian submarine drones last year as they were about to launch an attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet, according to a new biography of founder Elon Musk. The drones lost connectivity and washed ashore.

SpaceX cut off Starlink satellite internet service to Ukrainian submarine drones last year just as they were launching an attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet, according to a new biography of SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

The new details of the previously reported incident underscore how dependent multiple governments have become on a man who controls both a dominant means of high-speed communication and a major platform for public discourse, X.

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