I am now subject to titles like "Elon Musk" removes the Twitter account after a weird art scandal of video game fans' because apparently the reporters of the Year of Our Lord two thousand and Nineteen can not wrap their minds If you can see Elon Musk's Twitter account, he has not deleted it.
It's almost too stupid to explain, so I was not going to do it. But Bloomberg decided to make a video and MashableThe title of the title prompted at least one of my colleagues to ask me if it was true. (The title of AP is slightly better: "Elon Musk says he's deleting his Twitter account". It would be improved as well: "Elon Musk tweets that he deleted his Twitter account.")
Here is what happened: Musk was unleashed on Twitter this weekend. On Saturday, Musk tweeted the fan art of a video game character, without identifying the artist (Meli Magali, from elsewhere). Naturally, artists and other creators endure it badly when their work is taken without recognition, whether this use is legal or not.
Musk immediately engaged in a fierce fight against his right to use the work of others without thanking him. In fact, he had already lost that fight before. In this case, the dispute involved a drawing of unicorn farting. If you want a Twitter idea in both directions, Kotaku has some screenshots. The part of the fight that is perhaps One of his interlocutors stresses that it is unpleasant not to give you credit for your work. The user has a topic to take as an example: "Martin Eberhard is responsible for all the successes of Tesla."
Martin Eberhard is a co-founder of Tesla, with Marc Tarpenning; The two companies founded the company in 2003. Musk has invested $ 6.5 million as an investor. It's clear. Musk finally took power and Eberhard was sacked in 2007. Musk became Tesla's CEO in 2008. Eberhard then sued Musk for defamation and slander, alleging that Musk had downplayed Eberhard's contributions and queried him. He claimed to be his co-founder. The details of the colony are not public, although Musk and two others are now considered co-founders of Tesla.
So, Eberhard is, obviously, a point of aggravation. And when the user brought it, Musk said in a tweet that was deleted: "Tesla is alive despite Eberhard, but he is constantly looking for credit and fools give it to him."Internal business If you are too curious for your good – hello, sit next to me – you may be wondering if there is a non-disparagement clause in the settlement between Musk and Eberhard. You may be wondering too uh what tweet has he violated, if such an agreement exists?
Whatever the case may be, as a result of this incredible show, Musk has removed a series of his tweets, including that of Magali's fan art. Then he changed his name to become daddy dot com. Then he announced that he had deleted Twitter, on Twitter. I just checked once more that his account exists, although Musk did not tweet – at the time of writing this article – 14 hours after the announcement of the deletion. (However, he no longer refers to himself as to Daddy dot com.)
Just delete my Twitter account
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 17, 2019
He will be back. He is always back. Musk had a fight with a caving diver that led to a defamation suit, and he did not leave Twitter. Musk tweeted that he would take his business in camera, but had trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Twitter dot com. Elon lives for this shit.
Let's be clear: Elon Musk has not logged out. Elon Musk will never disconnect. Stop yelling "disconnect" at Elon Musk's house. He can not hear you.