San Francisco: Tech billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now deleted a tweet in which he claimed that electric car maker Tesla could be the biggest company “in a few months”. In reply to a follower’s tweet, Musk last week said, “I think there is a >0% (greater than zero per cent) chance Tesla could be the biggest company,” added, “probably within a few months” in replies to followers.Also Read - Man Orders Football Stockings From Myntra & Receives A Bra Instead, Tweet Leaves Netizens in Splits
The tweet has caused a lot of controversy and it is not the first time. Several targets that he had earlier posted in relation to the companies that he runs were not achieved within the time frame that he mentioned. Musk, who has 49.7 million followers on Twitter, uses the microblogging platform to connect with his followers and also to make important announcements related to Tesla, SpaceX and his other ventures. However, not all his tweets have gone down well with the regulators and investors. Also Read - Michael Vaughan to Wasim Jaffer, Twitterverse React to Rahul Dravid's Appointment as Team India Coach
The US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently had told Tesla to tell Musk to delete an anti-union tweet he posted in 2018. Musk had tweeted: “Nothing stopping Tesla team at our car plant from voting union. Could do so tomorrow if they wanted. But why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing? Our safety record is 2X better than when plant was UAW & everybody already gets healthcare”. Also Read - Vishal Kotian Betrayed Karan Kundrra by Strategising With Shamita Shetty, Say Fans | India.com Twitter Poll - Bigg Boss 15
Earlier, a Tesla investor sued Musk and the board of the company for violating a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that barred Musk from tweeting on the sensitive financial information related to the electric car maker. The lawsuit claims that Musk is exposing Tesla to potential penalties from regulators and could drive down its stock.
(With inputs from IANS)