BERLIN—Musk out—for now, anyway.
Elon Musk, the Tesla Inc. chief govt and placement high-tail-hyperloop-deep tunnel mining entrepreneur, is taking a hiatus from Twitter , after most up-to-date tweets helped drive rallies in GameStop Corp. and bitcoin.
The message “Off Twitter for a while” appeared on his non-public Twitter story earlier than 4 a.m. Jap time Tuesday, generating tens of thousands of “likes” within a few hours.
Mr. Musk, whose story has nearly 45 million followers, jumped into the GameStop fray at this time with a barrage of tweets equivalent to “Gamestonk!!”, a play on the videogame retailer’s title, that took jabs at short sellers.
Investors shorting Tesla stock bear long been a favourite target of Mr. Musk’s social media ire.