The Twitter antics of Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk have shown no sign of slowing since he was forced to settle with the SEC for his now-infamous “funding secured” Tweet that cost him his post a chairman of Telsa for three years and a $20 million fine.
Most recently, Musk took to Twitter to talk about everything from Dark Souls to his love of anime. However, things really got interesting when Musk randomly responded to a user’s legitimate question about a Tesla account with, “Wanna buy some Bitcoin?”
Wanna buy some Bitcoin? ?? pic.twitter.com/9ZbBJ5fuVq
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 22, 2018
As a result of his truly peculiar post, Twitter quickly took action to lock his account in order to prevent negative outcomes of a compromised account that could scam Musk’s more than 23 million followers.
Twitter thought I got hacked & locked my account haha
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 23, 2018
Musk is no stranger to crypto scams linked to his Twitter, as nearly every post he makes is littered with dozens of fake-Elon accounts claiming to be giving away cryptocurrency. While the average crypto user accustomed to these leeches, the unfamiliar may fall prey.
To combat this, Musk recently called on Jackson Palmer, creator of the popular meme-based cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE), to help rid Twitter of these bots. While there seemed to be some early progress in regards to a script to combat this ongoing issue, there has not yet been any public follow-up since the original back-and-forth.
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