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‘Elon Musk is a visionary. That said, he’s a terrible fit for Twitter’: Horror Legend Stephen King Praises Musk’s Reign as Tesla CEO But Calls Him Out on Draconian Social Media Antics

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After the social microblogging site Twitter was taken over by Elon Musk, there has been a significant number of changes made by the SpaceX founder. Starting from bringing back Twitter Accounts of controversial personalities like Donald Trump to changes in the verified check marks, there have been many modifications following the $44 billion takeover. Amidst all this, the American Horror author Stephen King once again called out Musk on Twitter.

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Stephen King is known for his controversial remarks on the events currently happening in the world. His statements on Elon Musk have given rise to a long internet brawl between him and the Twitter Boss. His recent addition to this series of Tweets has been more interesting as he both praised as well as criticized the 51-year-old wealthiest person in the world.

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What did Stephen King say about Elon Musk?

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Elon Musk

It can’t be said that the experiments tried by Elon Musk on the little blue bird have all been very successful. His plans for the paid verification check mark couldn’t last more than 48 hours and also encouraged a lot of chaos on the platform. The company had to halt the plan forcefully.

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Stephen King is not much of a fan of the CEO which he also made clear in several of his tweets. He even called him Tom Sawyer on the public platform and openly stated that the pre-Musk days were better. But his recent Tweet has been both controversial as well as interesting as he called the Iron Man 2 actor a visionary of Tesla only to end up calling him a misfit for Twitter.

While this tweet grabbed many eyeballs, some people also pointed out that Elon Musk was not the founder of Tesla, and King has been wrong in stating facts. Very soon The Shining writer tweeted on his account that he only said that Musk made it a grand success and never crowned him as the creator.

It looks like the online brawl isn’t going to end soon as even Musk is reluctant to stay silent even after this long chain of Tweet-war.

Activists motivate the leading companies to stop putting up paid-ads on Twitter as a protest.
Activists motivate the leading companies to stop putting up paid ads on Twitter as a protest

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What did Elon Musk reply to Stephen King?

The Billionaire didn’t take much time to reply to the 75-year-old writer that his suggestions are welcome.

It has been repeatedly stated by Musk that he wants to make Twitter a platform for free speech which will not be tolerant of any violation of the law. But things don’t seem to go as he speculated and many advertisers have refrained from posting anything on Twitter over the recent period due to the surge in misinformation and hijacked accounts. Stephen King has also earlier trolled Twitter by saying that one day only MyPillow will be left to advertise on Twitter.

According to Washington Post, it can be disastrous for Musk to lose more advertisers. The platform has already lost more than a third of its top 100 marketers. It will be interesting to watch how Elon Musk deals with the issues which can be drastic if persists in the long run.

Source: Twitter/The Washington Post

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.