Late Sunday, the tech billionaire posted a tweet saying 'just deleted my Twitter account'. This came after an intense weekend during which Musk was heavily criticized for posting an image created by an anime artist without giving due credit.
However, it was not clear whether Musk was playing a prank as his Twitter account was still visible several hours after announcing the move.
Elon Musk Goes on a Twitter Rage with Anime Artists
Musk's weekend roasting came about after he posted artwork created by French web artist @MagaliProd without citing the source or creator. Attempts on Twitter to get him to credit the artwork's owner fell on deaf ears with Musk simply saying 'no'.