Elon Musk tweets that he ‘deleted’ his Twitter account

Elon Musk said early Monday morning that he had deleted his Twitter account, but the Tesla CEO’s account was still active hours later.

“Just deleted my Twitter account,” Musk posted shortly before 1 a.m.

Musk’s message came after he was criticized over the weekend for posting art on Twitter and refusing to attribute the work to its creator, saying that the practice of giving credit to artists on the site is “destroying the medium,” according to Kotaku, which captured screenshots of the since-deleted tweets.

The billionaire entrepreneur has had trouble with Twitter in the past.

After Musk tweeted last year that he was considering taking Tesla private, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued him, alleging that he was misleading investors.

Musk and the SEC reached a settlement earlier this year that requires Musk to vet his public statements about the company with his lawyers.

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