Musk Twitter controversy has reached a new level after he challenged Twitter CEO Parag for open debate. It is not the first time Musk has lashed out at Twitter. In the past, he has called it a “twisted feed”. He takes issue with the company’s decision to stop showing what he considers important tweets in people’s feeds.
On Sunday, he tweeted his disappointment with Twitter. He said: ” Just Stopped Using Twitter” before adding: “It is a sad day when decisions we all make to be kind and promote positive intent get twisted into negativity.
What’s the problem between musk twitter?
Musk has long been a Twitter user and has used the service to communicate between himself and his supporters. It is no secret that Musk loves being able to communicate with his fans on a regular basis. However, Musk has been receiving more and more criticism about his use of Twitter. Musk is known for his controversial tweets which have apparently resulted in a ban from the website. The controversy stems from Musk Twitter about the British cave diver who helped in the rescue of a Thai soccer team stuck in a flooded cave.
The diver, named Vernon Unsworth, was previously critical of Musk’s plan to help rescue the boys. Unsworth called Musk’s idea “just a PR stunt” and suggested it would be an expensive operation that wouldn’t work. Musk had responded to the criticism by calling him a “pedo”. The incident has since made headlines across media platforms. One of Musk’s critics stated that his use of Twitter has “become an addiction”. They added that Musk probably has no control over his Twitter statements. And this is because he seems to get “caught up” at the moment.
Musk tried to defend himself by stating that he is a victim of “giant manipulation”. He said that the people who use Twitter ‘weaponize’ him and use him as a “punching bag”. Musk wanted to take his Twitter feed private but it was already deactivated. Musk has been criticized before. Back in 2011, he was forced to apologize after calling a British diver, who was helping rescue boys trapped in a cave in Thailand a “pedo”. In 2014, Musk made headlines after he called then-President Barack Obama the word “evil”.
Musk is a billionaire entrepreneur, engineer, and investor. He is currently the CEO of Tesla. He began his career as an intern at Tesla’s original headquarters in Silicon Valley. Musk worked his way up to become the founder and chief executive officer of the company. Musk’s net worth is estimated at $20.6 billion. He has been using Twitter since 2006, starting out with just 37 followers.
He was interested in buying Twitter when it had two rounds of private financing but he left the table in 2015 because he did not have enough money to buy the company outright. His net worth has since expanded significantly and he is a major investor in SpaceX, OpenAI, and Zip2. Musk has also co-founded companies such as SolarCity, Hyperloop, and Neuralink. He is the chairman of the board of Tesla.
Musk Twitter has been in a lot of controversies in 2018, And most recently he is involved in a Twitter war with the CEO of Twitter. He only tweeted twice to his 21 million followers on Sunday. Musk has tweeted more than 85 times this year. So far, he has not made any comments about the latest controversy.
In the end, it is clear that Musk enjoys using Twitter. And this is his right to do so. However, one could argue that his recent comments have gone too far and he should seek help if needed.
$44 billion offer to buy Twitter
Last Saturday, Bloomberg reported that Musk Twitter plans to propose an all-stock offer for Twitter. The offer would be worth about one-third of the value of the stock on Friday’s close, according to Reuters.
Musk has also floated the idea of taking Tesla private at $420 per share. This plan is working to raise $24 billion, which would be paid for by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.
Twitter has not commented on Musk’s offer, and the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
However, it is worth reiterating that Musk has a history of making surprising statements and doing things on impulse. On Sunday, a CNBC reporter asked Musk about the Twitter controversy. Musk replied that he wouldn’t want to say anything in case he ended up doing it.
Musk said: “If you have anyone who can do a better job, please let me know. They can have the job. Is there someone who can do a better job? They can have the reins right now.”
Musk added that if he were to remain as the CEO of Twitter, he would be obliged to focus on issues other than product and technology.
He added: “You’re supposed to go into a company, not sit there and do the Twitter CEO thing. The product is fine, and the technology is fine, but you need to be focusing on products actually being used by people. That is the critical path.” Musk added that he has no interest in “doing the CEO thing” and added that it would be “the wrong thing to do from a priority perspective”.
Dispute over fake accounts on Twitter data
In February, Twitter revealed that over 118 million accounts were fake. While many users were surprised by this revelation, Musk was not. In fact, he predicted the fake account problem before it was made public.
Sources familiar with the matter told Cheddar TV that Musk has long claimed that Twitter’s user statistics are inaccurate. The publication also stated that Musk was disappointed when it was revealed in February that there were no fake accounts on his Twitter feed.
Before the revelation, Musk’s Twitter account had over 12 million followers. His verified account has over 20 million.
Musk tweeted in October that there were more than 5 million fake accounts on Twitter. He also claimed that the number was rising. Twitter said that it would remove over 70 million fake accounts in May and June. And in February, it admitted that its clean-up had removed over 10 million additional accounts.
Musk’s plans to buy Twitter seem to be working. The social media site has not commented on the proposal, but it seems that Musk is interested in acquiring the company. Twitter is currently dealing with an exodus of senior executives. They have also struggled to keep pace with rivals such as Instagram and Facebook. There’s no denying that Musk is a genius when it comes to engineering, and he’s obviously a great entrepreneur.