Even when he’s being unusually calm, Elon Musk still manages to reach important milestones on Twitter.
The billionaire, who is currently in the middle of an offer to buy the company for about $ 44 billion, has finally surpassed 100 million followers on Twitter.
By mid-Wednesday, Musk had about 100.2 million followers on the platform, though he hadn’t tweeted for more than a week.
His last Tweet was activated On June 21, when, in the typical Musk way, he posted a photo (presumably) with photoshop of a 7-Eleven gas station with gasoline and diesel prices at $ 7.11.
While Musk has a hundred million followers, it’s unclear how many are really robots, something he’s been vehemently opposed to since he began his acquisition process earlier this year.
“I’ve also publicly promised that we need to get rid of robots, trolls and scams and all, because obviously this is diminishing the user experience, and we don’t want people to be cheated on their money and this kind of thing. thing, “Musk said in an interview at the Met Gala last month. “I’m definitely on the road to war, so if someone uses a bot or a troll on me, I’m definitely their enemy.”
The CEO of Tesla has even threatened to cancel his bid to buy the company after accusing Twitter executives (i.e. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal) of not providing accurate information on how many Platform accounts are bots or spam accounts. , although Agrawal has stated that the number is less than 5% of the total users.
Currently, the most followed person on Twitter is former US President Barack Obama, who has 132.1 million followers on the platform.
Twitter was down about 31% year-over-year as of Wednesday afternoon.