Elon Musk, the richest person in the world, hasn’t tweeted for about 10 days and it can’t go unnoticed. The 51-year-old business mogul has 100 million followers on the microblogging site, which he plans to buy.

His continued absence is unusual as the tech billionaire is known to be very vocal on social media. Since April, he has been in the headlines for the $44 billion deal and his comments and concerns about the presence of a large number of fake accounts on Twitter.

Amid the trade deal, he had also remarked on the “imminent” demographic crisis facing the planet.

Despite his absence, Musk has come under criticism from some. “@ElonMusk claims to be a moderate/centrist, but exposed himself as the fraud he is this week. Every day he tweets attacks on moderate Democrats, but in a week when Republican extremists are full of Gilead – no tweets in 4 days. Convenient. Cc: media, stop buying his lies. (sic),” tweeted Kaivan Shroff, a US-based Democratic commentator and nonprofit adviser.

Meanwhile, Matthew Greeley, founder and CEO of software company Brightidea, suggested Musk’s hectic schedules must keep him busy. “Where’s @elonmusk? No tweets in seven days? Sign papers?” he wrote.

Another user wrote, “And just like that @elonmusk stopped tweeting.”

His last post was on June 22 – a response to an article on SpaceX. He reportedly took a break from social media in the past – in 2020 and in 2019

Meanwhile, Musk’s SpaceX has obtained permission from U.S. regulators to offer its Starlink broadband service from space to users of vehicles, ships and planes, Reuters news agency reported.

Musk is closing in on owning Twitter at a time when his company, Tesla, is grappling with production issues in China and slow production growth at new factories in Texas and Berlin, according to the Reuters report.

(With contributions from Reuters)


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