Is Elon Musk About To Build A Twitter Alternative?


Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder, teased a possible Twitter competitor if he isn’t forced to go through with the $44 billion deal.

Amid his ongoing legal battle against Twitter, Elon Musk teased a potential social media site of his own as a competitor for Twitter. While responding to a question from one of his followers, Musk dropped a cryptic tweet, hinting at a potential new social media platform ‘’.

On Tuesday, a social media user asked the billionaire tech tycoon whether he had given any thought to creating his own social platform.

The comment came after it was revealed that the billionaire had sold 7.92 million Tesla shares worth $6.9 billion ahead of the very real chance he could be forced to purchase Twitter.

Musk, who formerly made a proposal to buy the social media company at $44 billion, argues that Twitter’s disclosed number of false or spam accounts is inaccurate — possibly numbering as high as 33% rather than Twitter’s reported 5%.

According to Business Insider, Musk co-founded as an online bank in 1999, which merged with Confinity in the following year to become PayPal. In 2017, Musk purchased the domain name from PayPal while citing “sentimental value.” The site currently shows nothing more than a small black “X” in the corner of the page.

In a recent shareholder meeting for Tesla, Musk reportedly referenced, Business Insider noted in its report. 

“I do sort of have a grander vision for what I thought X Corporation could have been back in the day,” Musk said. “It’s a pretty grand vision and of course that could be started from scratch but I think Twitter would accelerate that by three to five years.”

Sources: DailyWire, Business Insider