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Elon Musk says he deleted his Twitter account

Key Points
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he "just deleted" his Twitter account.
  • He made his statement in a tweet, but the account still appeared to be active after the post.
  • Musk is only months removed from a settlement with the SEC regarding his Twitter use.
Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., arrives at federal court in New York, on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet early Monday he "just deleted" his Twitter account. He made his statement in a tweet, but the account still appeared to be active after the post.

Musk also changed his user title to "Daddy DotCom." Hours later, Musk changed his user title back to "Elon Musk." Sunday was Father's Day in the U.S. 

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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The billionaire is only months removed from a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding his Twitter use. The SEC alleged that in February, Musk broke the terms of a November penalty, following his notorious "funding secured" tweet about taking his car company private.

Musk's deal with the SEC requires a lawyer must approve any of his social media posts that may include material information about Tesla. Under the agreement, Musk agreed that he would not tweet about Tesla, finances, production numbers and other specific information without first getting a lawyer's approval. A federal judge approved the settlement in May.