Stephen King Says Elon Musk “Is A Visionary” But “A Terrible Fit For Twitter”:- Stephen King recently posted a tweet in which he criticized both Elon Musk and Twitter. Known for his horror novels, King didn’t hold back in his remarks about the billionaire entrepreneur and Tesla CEO.
In King’s own words, “I think Elon Musk is a visionary. Almost singlehandedly, he’s changed the way Americans think about automobiles. I have a Tesla and love it.”
However, King went on to criticize Musk’s suitability for Twitter, stating that he seemed to be improvising his approach to the social media platform. “That said, he’s been a terrible fit for Twitter. He appears to be making it up as he goes along,” King added.
Musk replied to King by tweeting, “Suggestions are welcome Mr. (crown emoji).”
In response to a discussion about Twitter’s content moderation policies, Elon Musk added his thoughts, stating, “The goal is a trusted digital town square, where a wide range of views is tolerated, provided people don’t break the law or spam. For example, any incitement to violence will result in account suspension.”
Despite Elon Musk’s request for suggestions, Stephen King did not directly reply to him. Nevertheless, the author did share a few additional thoughts in subsequent tweets.
As the conversation continued on Twitter, Stephen King clarified his previous comments about Elon Musk and Tesla, tweeting, “Be aware that I never said Musk CREATED Tesla. He didn’t.
He just made it a success, against long odds. If you really want to understand how amazing that was, look at the DeLorian.”
King also noted that “Twitter ain’t cars. And Twitter ain’t rockets.”
Stephen King has been vocal in his criticism of Elon Musk’s decisions as the owner of Twitter. In fact, just a few days ago, King made a prediction on the platform that MyPillow would be the only advertiser left on the site, indicating his frustration with the state of Twitter’s advertising policies.
Last October, Elon Musk made headlines when he announced that obtaining a blue checkmark on Twitter would cost subscribers $20. In response to this news, Stephen King expressed his disapproval, stating that he would not be willing to pay for the verification badge.
King even went so far as to say that if this policy were implemented, he would leave Twitter altogether. “F*** that, they should pay me,” King tweeted.
In response to Stephen King’s protest about the $20 fee for blue checkmarks on Twitter, Elon Musk countered with a suggestion of his own.
“We need to pay the bills somehow! Twitter cannot rely entirely on advertisers. How about $8?” Musk tweeted.
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