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Elon Musk reignites Twitter slur controversy

Elon Musk has tweeted again about a man he had previously accused of being a child abuser.
“You don’t think it’s strange he hasn’t sued me? He was offered free legal services,” Tesla’s chief posted.
The tweet comes more than a month after Mr Musk apologised to the British diving expert Vern Unsworth for calling him a “pedo”.
Critics suggest the latest message is further evidence of the tech leader’s erratic behaviour on social media.
Mr Unsworth has told the BBC that he does not want to say anything at this stage.
Tesla’s shares fell about 1.5% in early trade despite the Nasdaq, on which it trades, opening higher.
Twitter storm
Mr Musk has been embroiled in another Twitter-related controversy over recent weeks after tweeting that he was considering taking his car firm private, adding that he had secured the funds required.
That caused major swings in the company’s share price and subsequent claims that his message had been misleading. Mr Musk later said the firm would stay public.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is now reported to be investigating the matter, and some Tesla investors are suing the firm over the tweets.
Mr Musk’s latest tweet was written in response to a former journalist, who had accused him of hypocrisy.
“Your dedication to facts and truth would have been wonderful if applied to that time when you called someone a pedo,” posted Drew Olanoff.
In response, the tech entrepreneur not only questioned why Mr Unsworth had not taken him to court but also attacked Mr Olanoff for not carrying out his own investigation into the matter.
“So you actually did nothing and yet imply you are a truth-seeker,” wrote Mr Musk.

Source: BBC

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