Elon Musk is well known for his controversial tweets, and he has admitted that he can’t stand by all he has posted on the social media platform.
Recently musk tweeted that Tesla’s stock price is “too high,” and has used Twitter to voice his frustration about the coronavirus pandemic and the state response in the US.
In 2018 he tweeted that he would take Tesla private, “funding secured.” The tweet sparked a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation that resulted in Musk and Tesla being fined $20 million apiece.
He recently said that he would sell all of his physical belonging and would “own no house.”
In a recent interview with his biographer, Ashlee Vance, in Bloomberg Businessweek, as he spoke about his recent behaviour on Twitter, Musk said some of his previous tweets are definitely dumb.
When Vance asked Musk why he tweets at all, Musk responded that
“it’s a means of communicating directly to the people without having to go through the press,” but that “it’s hard to make everyone happy, especially on Twitter.”
“Look, you can either say things that are not controversial at all, and then you’re boring, and nobody cares,” Musk said. “Some of the things I say, I would like to retract them. It’s not like I stand by all the tweets I’ve ever done. Some of them were definitely extremely dumb.”