Elon Musk Says His Twitter “Is Pretty Much Complete Nonsense”

Saying that Tesla chief executive Elon Musk loves using Twitter is probably the understatement of the year; in fact, even the man himself admitted his account is pretty messed up.

Musk’s use of Twitter has landed him in hot water quite a few times, most notably in February, when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asked a judge to hold Musk in contempt for breaching a settlement agreeing to have his tweets overseen and approved by a dedicated board.

Musk again hit headlines for his Twitter use late last week after once again asserting that Tesla will “make over 500k cars in next 12 months” – something he’d tweeted about not that long ago, only to make a retraction shortly after.

Now, Musk has stated that his “Twitter is pretty much complete nonsense at this point,” after a series of random tweets about sheep. Yes, sheep.

The outspoken executive started his sheep-related tweets last Wednesday in response to an MIT Technology Review piece with the caption “Look at the size of this absolute unit,” in reference to the world’s largest airplane taking flight. In response, Musk posted a picture of an overweight sheep with the caption “I’m an absolute unit too.”

While Musk was clearly having a bit of fun tweeting about sheep, we can’t help but think that he could be trolling the SEC for forcing him to have his tweets monitored and reviewed before publishing.

Over the weekend, it was revealed that Musk and the SEC will have until April 25 to resolve their ongoing legal dispute about Musk’s tweets. Just curious whether that will apply only to Tesla-related issues or, say, sheep as well.

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  • Six_Tymes

    “Saying that Tesla chief executive Elon Musk loves using Twitter is probably the understatement of the year; in fact, even the man himself admitted his account is pretty messed up. Musk’s use of Twitter has landed him in hot water quite a few times”

    Another words, he’ll make a fine president one day.

    • Benjamin B.

      Also Howard Stern for White House Communications please

    • ErnieB

      I think you are unto something here. Seems like being a complete jacka$$ on Twitter IS a prerequisite to the Presidency!

  • Mr. EP9

    Of course it is. Anyone who reads his stuff long enough can see that at this point.

    …..ok, to be fair, almost everything you read on Twitter is complete nonsense.

    • Jason Miller

      His tweets about SpaceX stuff are rocket nerd heaven. But then people only care about stuff that makes him look bad. Who cares about the rest, right?

  • Jim Jones ©

    Twitter is the social media equivalent of letting the world take a huge steaming dump in your head 24/7……Elon as usual is spot on.

    • Perry F. Bruns

      I think social media is the social media equivalent of letting the world take a huge steaming dump in your head 24/7.

  • AT LEAST HE USES TWITTER TO COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH CUSTOMERS AND SEEMS TO RESPOND TO THEIR QUESTIONS. THE SEC SHOULD INSIST ON THE “OTHER” TWITTER USER BEING MONITORED GIVEN HE HAS MORE INFLUENCE OVER THE MARKET. IMAGINE THE POOR SOUL WHO’D HAVE TO FOLLOW HIM INTO THE TOILET EVERY TIME HE TWEETS.

  • ナントカと天才は紙一重とはよく言ったもんだ。

    • Paulbe

      Google translate put forward a complete nonsense. Do you manage Elon’s Twitter?

  • pcurve

    He can be such a train wreck.

  • Dude

    This is clearly purposeful. He’s had to pay millions in fines levied by the SEC because they view his twitter as a source of truthful info for investors (which I find slightly questionable but whatever)

    • Perry F. Bruns

      This is his version of “Infowars is just performance art.”

  • Bash

    Oh we know. XD

  • Jason Miller

    Has absolutely nothing to do with the SEC. Come on now.

  • Paulbe

    Yes Elon, a complete nonsense, kind of like that boring quality control thing that you seem so disinterested in. Ask some old British Leyland executives how well that worked out.

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