Is Elon Musk No Longer On Twitter? No, Here's What Actually Happened
If you couldn’t find Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO on Twitter on Tuesday, that's because he had changed his handle to “Naughtius Maximus.”
If you couldn’t find Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO on Twitter on Tuesday, that's because he had changed his handle to “Naughtius Maximus.”
Screenshot of Elon Musk's Twitter profile
Apart from changing his handle name, Musk also changed his profile picture and description, to read “Centurion in Jerusalem Garrison.”
Musk said Tuesday that his tweets “are being suppressed” and asked for a fix from Twitter, the Twitter Verified handle and the social media platform’s CEO Parag Agrawal.
Musk restored his handle to “Elon Musk” at the time of writing and changed the photo to an image of his younger self, at the time of writing.
Screenshot From Elon Musk's Restored Twitter Profile
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Why It Matters: Naughtius Maximus is defined by the Urban Dictionary as “one who displays violent or anti-social behavior, often attributed to mental instability or personality defect.”
On the same day, a key Twitter whistleblower, Pieter Zatko, appeared before the U.S. Senate and said he came to know of a Chinese spy on the platform’s payroll while he was working there.