Musk’s tweets come back to haunt him in Twitter’s 62-page lawsuit

Musk’s tweets come back to haunt him in Twitter’s 62-page lawsuit
FILE PHOTO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives at Manhattan federal court for a hearing on his fraud settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in New York City, U.S. April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

As kids, we get told by adults to be mindful of the things we post online for the world. Now, this caution from our mature elders exists for various reasons; one is so that a questionable post, a drunk photo or an inappropriate meme doesn’t find a way to come back and bite us in the, well, bum and sabotage us.

Well, it turns out that there is merit to this warning.

Elon Musk’s tweets have been used against him by Twitter, with the platform slapping Musk with a 62-page lawsuit that includes over 10 of his tweets – tweets that the company has screenshotted to support their argument that Musk violated the original agreement. These are the same late-night tweets that he put out into the virtual world to document his thoughts and feelings over this turbulent relationship with Twitter, their executives and this merger that, now, may or may not happen.

The tweets used in the lawsuit include memes and tags to the SEC to responding to Twitter’s CEO with the poo emoji. On top of that, it includes texts to the bigwigs of the social media company telling them to stop sniffing around about the financing status of the deal.

The bigger picture is that the merger agreement has a deadline for when it essentially expires, which is on October 24 of this year. So Twitter has separately filed a motion to expedite trial to run over the course of four days in mid-September so that it gets its side heard.
And, as you can imagine, the company culture within Twitter isn’t great, especially because before buyer’s remorse washed over Musk, he said he would be firing people. So with that, when the 60 or so paged lawsuit was filed, CEO Parag Agrawal also sent an internal memo to the company, according to The Times, asking the people of Twitter to read it, saying  “We took this opportunity to tell our story and defend our company, our people, and our stockholders.”