Elon Musk's erratic Twitter habits escalated on Wednesday when he modified his identify to 'Elon Tusk' (TSLA)
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk modified his identify on Twitter to “Elon Tusk” Tuesday night time.
- It is the most recent in a wierd social media saga for the billionaire this week, after the SEC accused him of deceptive traders in a tweet final week.
- The billionaire is a famous fan of memes, having hosted a YouTube “meme assessment” present final week.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s unusual week on Twitter took one other flip Tuesday night time.
Shortly after tweeting that “some Tesla information” can be introduced at 2 pm Pacific on Thursday, the billionaire modified his identify to “Elon Tusk” and added an elephant emoji to the tip.
Musk started his week with an accusation from the Securities and Change Fee on Monday night that he had violated his $20 million settlement to be monitored by a delegated securities lawyer on tweets that would have an effect on Tesla’s inventory worth.
The inventory market regulator alleges Musk doubtlessly misled traders final week when he tweeted that Tesla would produce 500,000 automobiles this yr. He later corrected himself and stated it could make solely about 400,000.
“SEC forgot to learn Tesla earnings transcript, which clearly states 350okay to 500okay,” he tweeted. “How embarrassing …”
That response, nonetheless, lived on Musk’s Twitter timeline subsequent to memes about Musk’s identify that would have sparked the rhyming identify change.
Oh hello lol pic.twitter.com/9WvbtTHoxS— Elon Tusk 🐘 (@elonmusk) February 26, 2019
Elon Tusk memes have been already well-liked on websites like Reddit, the place members of the fandom Musk has amassed have been already arising with their very own pun variations of his identify. Elon Tusk rose in recognition roughly per week in the past, subsequent to classics like “Elongated Muskrat.”
It is also probably a reference to the scam cryptocurrency accounts that might attempt to emulate Musk’s verified account — one in all which glided by the identify Elon Tusk — shilling cash to these fooled by the identify. Finally, it prompted a tweet from Musk himself.
Wanna purchase some Bitcoin? 😉😉 pic.twitter.com/9ZbBJ5fuVq— Elon Tusk 🐘 (@elonmusk) October 22, 2018
Final week, Elon Musk hosted the most recent episode of ‘Meme Evaluation’ with the mega-popular YouTuber PewDiePie. You’ll be able to learn all of the highlights right here.
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