Who would Elon Musk be without Twitter? Probably still chairman of Tesla. Last month, the US Securities and Currency Commission removed him from his role as head of the electric car company's board and assessed 40 million dollars in fines for allegedly misleading investors when he tweeted that he had " funding secured " to take Tesla private.
But Musk remains the CEO (although he has the title begrudgingly) and he continues to Tailor Regulators on Twitter.
Musk would not really be the name of the family he is today without daily access to the world's online attention via a social media platform where he has 23.5 million followers . Musk has expressed its unabashed love for service before.
During an hour-long interview with Kara Swisher from Recode published November 2, Musk opened about how Twitter is a means of being himself (not always his best self-esteem, he admitted). "I guess I sometimes use Twitter to express myself and it's a weird thing to do, I guess," he said. "Someone uses her hair to express herself. I'm using Twitter."
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"People loved it," he told Recodes Kara Swisher. "It was like one of my most popular tweets."
|Text of Music's Most Popular Tweets (since Feb. 2017)||Favorites or Retweets||Number of Favorites||Number of Retweets|
|May Be Made Welcome https://t.co/7jT0f9lqIS||1,612,889||1,212,795||400,094|
|Am the presidency of the presidency. Climate change is real. Leave Paris is not good for America or the world.||749,589||527,839||221,750|
|View from SpaceX Launch Control. Apparently there is a car in orbit around the world. https://t.co/QljN2VnL1O||652,739||480,912||171,827|
|0 to 100 km / ti 1.9 sec https://t.co/xTOTDGuwQj||577,887||459,528||118,359|
|Oh btw I'm building a cyborg dragon||575.620||467.664||107,956|
|The rumor about that i secretly make a zombie apocalypse to generate the demand for flamethrowers is completely wrong||480.855||380.625||100.230|
|How did they know!? https://t.co/AZh4EOrgmc||474,195||387,151||87,044|
|Applysende says some customs authorities that they will not allow the shipment of something called "Flamethrower". To resolve this, we renounce it "Not a Flamethrower". https://t.co/OCtjvdXo95||458,696||381,855||76,841|
|Nuclear Alien UFO from North Korea https://t.co/GUIHpKkkp5||411,653||312,414 99,239|
How does Musk Twitter look? "I'm looking at it as a way of learning things, keeping in touch with what's going on," he said. "It feels like dipping into the consciousness of society," said an observer, Twitter Director Jack Dorsey .
Musk told Swisher that he did not change his Twitter behavior at any time, despite the SEC lawsuit. The settlement, Tesla said in an October filing, "strengthens [s] controls in relation to Elon's public communications regarding Tesla, and to pre-authorize such written communications that contain or may reasonably contain information material for Tesla or its shareholders." Musk says that the constraints are "not really" a problem. "I think it's mostly only if there is anything that can lead to a significant movement on the stock during the opening hours," he said. "It's about it."
But Tesla's thunder with regulators seems far from over. In its regular 10-Q quarterly statement filed today, the company acknowledged that the SEC has accused Tesla of both private claims and projections made by the company regarding production rates for Model 3, the most affordable Tesla yet . "DOJ [US Department of Justice] has also asked us to provide volunteer information about each of these cases and investigate," said the company and said it cooperates with the authorities.
Asked by Swisher if he wanted some "redos" For 2018, Musk had some, and almost all involved Twitter-not surprising to anyone who has used the platform to attack journalists car dealership, ] nanotechnology regulations and a cave dives he basically accused of being pedophile.
"It's fair to say that I probably would not have tweeted any of the things I tweeted, that's probably unwise," said Musk Recode. "And probably not got into any of the online games I got into." This group includes "some" journalists, says Musk, and we suppose to obscure Twitter accounts like Dyl Pickle (and his 91 followers).