Elon Musk begs for Twitter help from Stephen King after authors criticism

Elon Musk has begged for Stephen King's help with Twitter after the author criticised the new Twitter CEO.

Yesterday (Saturday, November 26) King took to the social media site to share his thoughts on Musk's tenure as Twitter boss following his $44billion (£36.4bn) takeover.

Although he was full of praise for some of Musk's other endeavours – particularly his ownership of Tesla – King felt the world's richest man was a bit out of his depth with this latest one.

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He wrote: "I think Elon Musk is a visionary. Almost singlehandedly, he’s changed the way Americans think about automobiles. I have a Tesla and love it.

"That said, he’s been a terrible fit for Twitter. He appears to be making it up as he goes along."

Musk, as ever, was quick to reply.

"Suggestions are welcome Mr. [crown emoji]," he wrote back.

In a subsequent reply, Musk attempt to convey to King what his plans are for Twitter.

He wrote: "The goal is a trusted digital town square, where a wide range of views are tolerated, provided people don’t break the law or spam. For example, any incitement to violence will result in account suspension."

He also reaffirmed the fact he was open to King's suggestions.

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Replying to podcaster Graham Allen, who wrote "First suggestion DO NOT LISTEN TO STEPHEN KING!!", Musk said: "Stephen King is one of most creative people on Earth.

"While I may not agree with everything he says, I do actually want to hear it."

A short while later King doubled down on his criticism of Musk.

Referencing his work as CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, the author said: "Twitter ain’t cars. And Twitter ain’t rockets."


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