Elon Musk seems to have plans in place to launch his own social network – X.com, that is if his deal to buy Twitter collapses.
Musk argues that the company misled him about how many bots are on the site and that he should not be forced to go through with the deal as a result.
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He appears to be preparing for the eventuality that he will not be forced to buy the company by selling large amounts of Tesla stock. In a series of tweets, he said the $7 billion sale had been made in case Twitter was successful in forcing the deal to close.
In a thread of posts about that eventuality, one user asked whether Musk had planned to launch his own social network if he is successful in escaping the deal. And he not only hinted that he would – but also seemed to give away the address.
X.com simply points to a website that shows the letter x, and nothing more. But it has long been owned by Musk, who has used it for a variety of purposes.
Originally, X.com was an online bank that was co-founded by Musk and would go on to become part of PayPal. The branding was eventually lost in a series of mergers in the early 2000s.
Musk gave no indication of how that X.com website would look, or even a firm commitment that it would launch.