Ayyadurai says he invented email in the late 1970s / early 1980s when he was only a teenager, however, historians and ARPANET pioneers have objected to this. His claims have been called "exaggerated" and "bogus."
Additionally, Ayyadurai is also known to spread conspiracy theories and misinformation about the 2020 election and Covid-19.
In 2018 he ran for Massachusetts Senate as an Independent candidate, receiving 3.4 per cent of votes and lost to Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
But he believes his background in politics, technology, and engineering could make him a great candidate to take over Musk’s position.