Elon Musk claims he’s deleting his Twitter account (online community)

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RELEASE (AP): Elon Musk says he’s deleting his Twitter account 10 months after his use of the social media site landed him in trouble with U.S. regulators. The Tesla CEO changed his Twitter display name to Daddy DotCom on Father’s Day. Daddy.com is an existing website that provides parenting information to new and expecting fathers.

Musk got in trouble with the Securities & Exchange Commission in August for tweets about taking the company private and saying he had secured funding to do so with no evidence to back that up. Musk and Tesla each paid $20 million in to settle with the SEC. As part of a court settlement, Musk is required to have Twitter posts approved by a company lawyer if they have the potential to affect the company’s stock. While Musk remains CEO of the electric car company, the settlement also required him to relinquish his role as chairman for at least three years.

Musk got into some trouble in February, when he sent a tweet projecting that Tesla would make about 500,000 cars this year. About 4 1/2 hours after that tweet, Musk corrected his statement, saying he meant that Tesla had started to make cars at a weekly clip that would translate into 500,000 cars during a yearlong period, but not necessarily for calendar 2019.

Tesla Inc. did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
RainbowUnicorn Offline
i do not expect elon to throw himself personally into the LGBTQ+ community, however, i keep getting a question arise "is he anti LGBTQ+ equal rights ?

it is hard to tell if there is a subculture projecting that his companys are anti LGBTQ+ or if it might be some type of far right subversive propaganda.
Yazata Offline
Elon's twitter page is still up and he's just posted to it in the last few hours.


His twitter account is a good place to find hints about what's happening at SpaceX (plus lots of Tesla stuff).
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No, Elon Musk did not delete his Twitter account -- At least not yet

EXCERPT: . . . AP’s [old] headline is slightly better: “Elon Musk Says He Is Deleting His Twitter Account.” It would be improved thus: “Elon Musk Tweets That He Deleted His Twitter Account.

Here is what happened: Musk got wild on Twitter this weekend. [...] Musk ... got into a troll-y fight about his right to use other people’s work without giving them credit. He’s actually lost this fight before ... If you want a sense of the [now deleted] Twitter back-and-forth, Kotaku has some screenshots. The part of the fight that is possibly relevant for our purposes is when one of his interlocutors points out that it feels bad when someone avoids giving you credit for your work. The user has a sore subject to use as an example: “Martin Eberhard is responsible for all of Tesla’s success.”

Martin Eberhard is a co-founder of Tesla, along with Marc Tarpenning; the two founded the company in 2003. Musk came in as an investor, ponying up $6.5 million. That much is clear. Musk at some point took over and Eberhard was fired in 2007. Musk became CEO of Tesla in 2008. Eberhard later sued Musk for libel and slander, alleging Musk had downplayed Eberhard’s contributions and that Musk was claiming he was a co-founder. The details of the settlement aren’t public, though Musk and two others are now considered co-founders of Tesla.

So Eberhard is, obviously, a point of aggravation. And when the user brought him up, Musk said in a tweet that has now been deleted: “Tesla is alive in spite of Eberhard, but he seeks credit constantly & fools give it to him.” (Business Insider has a helpful screenshot of the exchange.)

[...] Anyway, following this incredible display, Musk deleted a bunch of his tweets ... Then he changed his name to Daddy dot com. Then he announced he had deleted Twitter, on Twitter. ... "Just deleted my Twitter account" — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 17, 2019 [now itself deleted?]

[...] his account exists ... (He is no longer referring to himself as Daddy dot com, though.) He’ll be back. He’s always back. [...in the past he's been in fights leading to defamation suits and trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission because of his tweets...]  Elon lives for this $H1T. ... Elon Musk has not logged off. Elon Musk is never going to log off. Stop yelling “log off” at Elon Musk’s house. He can’t hear you. (MORE)
RainbowUnicorn Offline
im waiting for someone to write a tell all book about some dark and shady nasties who probably have been trying to un seat him and take over his business.
typical capitalist blood sports

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