Elon Musk Quit Twitter—and It Lasted All of Three Days
The sabbatical lasted just over 72 hours.
Musk was back on Twitter late Monday, touting the latest successful tests from SpaceX.
It’s unclear how serious Musk was in his Friday messages. His account is unlike that of most corporate leaders, posting things that people debate might be real statements or might be off the cuff sarcastic comments or jokes.
As he questioned the usefulness of Twitter, though, Musk did give his blessing to a rival social media site, noting “Reddit still seems good.”
This wasn’t the first time (even this year!) that Musk has said he was stepping away from Twitter. In June, he changed his profile name to “Daddy DotCom” and announced he was deleting his Twitter account.
Musk has certainly had his share of headaches due to Twitter. An unrealized claim that he was taking Tesla private resulted in a major row with the SEC, ending with a $20 million fine and his ouster as chairman of that company. And late last month, a judge in Los Angeles refused to dismiss a defamation suit from the British cave rescue diver he referred to as “pedo guy” last summer in the rescue of a Thai soccer team from a flooded cave.
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