This Indian techie says "Elon Musk runs my Twitter account"; Tesla chief reacts in hilarious manner

    In a funny exchange, an Indian techie's tweet is reacted to by Elon Musk in a hilarious manner.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on May 24 2022, 02:37 PM IST
    Elon Musk replies to a tweet by an Indian techie where he says, “Elon Musk runs my Twitter account”. Check out the funny exchange.
    Elon Musk replies to a tweet by an Indian techie where he says, “Elon Musk runs my Twitter account”. Check out the funny exchange. (AFP)
    Elon Musk replies to a tweet by an Indian techie where he says, “Elon Musk runs my Twitter account”. Check out the funny exchange.
    Elon Musk replies to a tweet by an Indian techie where he says, “Elon Musk runs my Twitter account”. Check out the funny exchange. (AFP)

    In a hilarious moment, an Indian techie tweeted, “Elon Musk runs my Twitter account”. The Pune-based software developer named Pranay Pathole was responding sarcastically to people who thought his account was a secret or burner account for the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, after his series of tweets defended Musk despite all the controversies. However, things took a funny turn when Musk himself replied to the tweet. Read on to see the full exchange and find out what happened. Also read: From settling a sexual-harassment claim to overbidding on Twitter, Elon Musk’s crazily banal week

    On May 22, Pranay Pathole, an admirer of Elon Musk who often writes pro-Musk tweets, said, “Many people think that @elonmusk runs my Twitter account. And it's TRUE. He's a super busy guy, building rockets, making life multiplanetary, building futuristic electric vehicles, digging tunnels. And somehow he finds time to run multiple Twitter accounts. YES”.

    Soon after, the Tesla chief appeared on the post and replied, “Haha I don’t even have a burner twitter account! I do have a cheesy secret Instagram account, so I can click on links that friends send me”. The entire exchange has now gone viral. Also read: Elon Musk wars with Twitter over his buyout deal – on Twitter

    Elon Musk tells Pune Techie: I don’t run your Twitter account

    It is worth mentioning that Pathole and Musk are friends and the billionaire entrepreneur often replies to his tweets. On the other hand, Pathole is also a fan of Musk and his space ventures. The first time Musk replied to the Pune techie was in 2018 and ever since he has been responding to his tweets. It has also been revealed that the duo speak with each other through direct messages (DMs) as well. The GitHub profile of Pathole describes him as a machine learning (ML) engineer who nerds out about Space and Rockets on Twitter.

    Elon Musk has been in the headlines recently due to multiple controversies. The biggest one is his intent to purchase Twitter. However, the acquisition is on hold after the Tesla chief questioned the claims of 5 percent or less bots on the platform by Twitter. Recently, he was also accused of sexual harassment by a former SpaceX flight attendant.

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    First Published Date: 24 May, 02:37 PM IST
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