It all started with an article in Snopes, a media outlet dedicated to verifying and debunking news fake news. The site posted that OceanGate, the company that deployed the submarine, uses Starlink for internet access at sea. Based on this data, there are some users of social networks who think that the ship has been lost due to failures in the data connection system.
so, Word began to spread through social networks that the Titan had lost contact with its support ship due to problems with Starlink. So, Elon Musk must, in some way, be the cause of the tragedy.
“Did the missing submarine use Elon Musk’s company’s satellites?” asked the Snopes article. The site has answered yes. But he clarified: “Starlink is a subsidiary of SpaceX, run by Elon Musk. however, We do not know the extent to which Starlink is responsible for the loss of contact with the partner, or the reasons for the loss of contact.”
One Twitter user took issue, responding to Snopes Starlink does not provide satellite Internet connections to deep-sea vessels. And he added: “Very little for those underwater. Only floating ships use that system.”
The allegation prompted SpaceX’s CEO to write to Snopes. “They can’t even run a good psychological operation,” the chancellor shot down trying to link him to the incident.
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