One of Elon Musk’s standout features is his enormous digital verbiage. However, for a week the tycoon has remained silent: he went from publishing between four and five daily tweets to show no signs of life.
This disturbing silence is not accidental, since it occurs in full negotiation for the purchase of Twitter by the billionaire, who offered 44,000 million dollars for the social network. Nevertheless, the parties have not yet reached an agreement.
With over 100 million followers, Musk still ranks sixth for people with the most followers on the platform. Barack Obama (132.1 million), Justin Bieber (114.1 million), Katy Perry (108.8 million), Rihanna (106.9 million) and Cristiano Ronaldo (101.3 million) are the accounts with the most followers.
Twitter and Musk are synonymous with controversy. Since he announced the purchase of the social network, the tycoon has multiplied the number of tweets per day, commenting on current issues or announcing some of his business decisions without any filter.
However, for a week the tycoon has maintained a disturbing silence. It is unclear if he has anything to do with his recent offer to acquire the microblogging service or is simply taking a break.
What many speculate is that sure there is a clause involved which forces you not to post or comment on the social network you are about to buy.
The truth is that, when he was about to gain access to more than 500 million tweets published daily On the social network, the tycoon has moderated his tone towards Twitter and its shareholders.
The number of bots, the controversy that stopped the purchase of Twitter
One of its conditions is to check if the number of bots revealed by the social network is true, about 5% of users. This could be the final step for the tycoon to agree to buy the platform. Does it have something to do with his silence on Twitter these days?
The last time he tweeted was on June 21, when he posted a photo of a fuel price board at a gas station in the United States. Before June 21, Musk commented on other current topics such as his support for Dogecoin and congratulations to the Tesla mega factory in Berlin, as well as opinions on SpaceX and Twitter.
What surprises most is that he has not yet ruled on such a controversial issue as the repeal of the right to abortion in the United States.
This week Elon Musk has also been in the news for the expansion of the Tesla factory in Shanghai. The tycoon’s electric car company is taking steps to ramp up production in Shanghai, partially suspending manufacturing capacities at various points until early August to upgrade production lines.
The US-based electric carmaker plans to double its original planned annual target to 1 million cars, said the people, who asked not to be identified because details are private.
With information from agencies.