Amid the Twitter takeover drama, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, shared a funny cartoon of himself as the savior of a blue bird – Twitter’s official mascot.
On Saturday on social media, Mr Musk without words shared a cartoon of himself releasing a bird in the form of the classic blue Twitter logo from a cage. According to DailyStar, the cartoon was created in April by Chinese artist Devil Pepper.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 28, 2022
Mr. Musk’s post has prompted several internet users to come up with various comments, with some trying to decipher the meaning behind the image. Shibetoshi Nakamoto, pseudonym of Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus, responded to the post. “Despite all my anger I’m still just a bird in a cage,” he said wrote†
“Does this mean you’re going to restore suspended accounts??? Right??” early another† “It can be understood in two ways, Elon Musk says goodbye to the idea of becoming the founder of Twitter or Elon Musk gives Twitter freedom without censorship and restrictions. So what is it?” posted a third†
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Some social media users also criticized Tesla’s CEO for sharing the image and removing the creator’s credit and signature. “Please give him credit – removing his signature is not cool”, one user said† Another encouraged Mr. Musk to “use the signed work”.
Meanwhile, it’s worth noting that Elon Musk’s recent tweet comes amid a host of other questions about his Twitter takeover. Musk had accepted a $44 billion bid for the site some time ago, but the deal stalled last week after data about fake accounts on the microblogging site came to light.
It was revealed that less than 5% of the social media site’s users were spam or fake accounts. Mr. Musk then tweeted that the Twitter deal was “temporarily on hold pending details that support the calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users.” This admission caused the company to lose about 11% of its value.
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This wasn’t the last twist in the story, like just two days ago Reuters reported that a Twitter investor is suing Elon Musk and the social media platform over the handling of the billionaire’s $44 billion bid for the company. The case alleges that Mr. Musk has violated California corporate laws in a number of ways. It also claims that several of Mr Musk’s tweets were “misleading” and constituted an attempt to manipulate the Twitter stock market.