Oct 23, 2018

Elon Musk says Twitter blocked him after Bitcoin tweet

Elon Musk says Twitter briefly blocked him because the tech firm suspected his account had been hacked. Several fake accounts have previously used images of Mr Musk and variations of his name to promote cryptocurrency scams, sometimes within replies to his posts. Mr Musk's own suspect tweet had featured an anime drawing of a girl wearing Bitcoin-themed clothing. Mr Musk is far from being the only celebrity whose identity has been spoofed by those seeking publicity for dubious crypto-offers. Mr Musk has faced criticism for his own Twitter activity in recent months after repeatedly accusing a man of being a paedophile without presenting evidence, and claiming he had "Secured" funding to take Tesla private when a deal had not been finalised.

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