Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been advised for months to take over the social media platform Twitter with a $ 44 billion bid. The saga continued without much progress, but last week it was reported that Musk was pulling out of the deal. However, the story continued with the Twitter board revealing plans to sue the owner of SpaceX.
Musk was not upset and mocked the company’s efforts to force him to buy the company by going to their platform.
As of Monday, Musk tweeted four images and a text caption that read:
“They said I couldn’t buy Twitter. Then they wouldn’t disclose bot information,” he wrote. “Now they want to force me to buy Twitter in court. Now they have to disclose bot information in court.”
He followed his post with a picture of legendary actor Chuck Norris involved in a game of chess with a single pawn on his side of the board and a full game on the other side. “Chuckmate,” he wrote.
Musk and Twitter’s affairs may have been going on for months, but things escalated last Friday when the SpaceX owner announced he was walking away from an agreement to buy the social media platform. He explained that the lack of information about the number of bot accounts on Twitter was one of the main reasons for the bankruptcy. His lawyer added that Twitter had committed “in material breach of multiple provisions of the original agreement.”
That’s when Twitter decided to take legal action to “enforce the merger agreement.”
Meanwhile, Twitter investors are in a tricky position as shares of the social media platform fell 5% in early trade before the market opened Monday.
Has Elon Musk’s account been banned?
Shortly after news broke that Elon Musk was dropping the company’s lawsuit, many people fell for a hoax claiming that Twitter had suspended the SpaceX owner’s account.
Screenshots circulated showing that Musk’s account was indeed suspended, and some tweets included links to the account. However, it was revealed that the Twitter handle “@elonmusk” used the capital “i” instead of the letter “l” and was read as “eionmusk”.
Twitter later confirmed that the “@eionmusk” account had been suspended for impersonating the owner of SpaceX.
The social media platform also chose not to take any action against “@HighyieldHarry”, which went viral with the scam and fake account.
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