Elon Musk has been cleared of any wrongdoing on claims he defrauded Tesla investors.
Tesla Inc. is already facing multiple investigations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for problems with its two driver-assist systems, Autopilot and “Full Self-Driving.”
Sacramento firefighters used 6,000 gallons of water to put out flames in battery compartment of Tesla Model S.
Elon Musk was summoned to court Friday to defend a 2018 tweet claiming he had lined up the financing to take Tesla private in a deal that never came close to happening.
The descriptions of Elon Musk emerged Wednesday in a trial focused on a Tesla buyout that didn’t occur. The case focused on two tweets indicating that Musk lined up the financing to take Tesla private at a time when the automaker’s stock was slumping.
Elon Musk claimed in a 2018 tweet that he had lined up the financing to pay for a $72 billion buyout of Tesla. But the buyout never materialized.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was unsuccessful in his bid to move his trial over a misleading tweet about a potential buyout, saying that negative coverage since his Twitter purchase has poisoned the jury pool in San Francisco.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it asked Tesla for more information about the tweet.
If a move isn’t possible, Elon Musk’s lawyers want the trial postponed until negative publicity regarding Musk’s purchase of Twitter has died down.
Twitter banned all political advertising in 2019, reacting to growing concern about misinformation spreading on social media.
Elon Musk previously held the title of the world's richest person.
Twitter view counts are now shown alongside other analytics like the number of retweets, quote tweets, and likes a post gets.
Millions of Twitter users asked Elon Musk to step down as the head of Twitter in a poll the billionaire created and promised to abide by.
Elon Musk had launched a 12-hour poll asking if he should step down as head of Twitter. “I will abide by the results of this poll,” he added.
“We will no longer allow free promotion of certain social media platforms on Twitter,” the company originally tweeted.
Reporters from several news agencies have seen their accounts go dark, with suspensions continuing even this weekend with a Washington Post reporter.
Musk’s decision to suspend several journalists from Twitter has raised concerns that his actions could have a “chilling effect” on criticism of Twitter’s new owner and CEO.
Musk accused journalists of sharing private information about his whereabouts, but provided no evidence for that claim.
Elon Musk’s abrupt suspension of several journalists who cover Twitter widens a growing rift between the social media site and media organizations that have used the platform to build their audiences.
The suspension came just weeks after Elon Musk wrote that he had not banned the ElonJet account due to his "commitment to free speech."