Stealing a Twitter account is not cool… unless you are the CEO of the social network. A new report by Zoë Schiffer, editor-in-chief of Platformer, seems to confirm that, in addition to the secondary profile dedicated to her son, Elon Musk would also have one more in his possession.
Elon Musk would have taken over one of the desired and rare accounts whose username is made up of only one letter. Can you guess which one it is? Of course, it is about his initial, the @e. However, the name of the tycoon does not appear anywhere. Only one John Utah is shown in the profile, without offering much more information than his creation date in November 2022.
How did Elon Musk get hold of this account? This is where the flashy part comes in. As Zoë Schiffer describes, the tycoon would have used his influence as CEO of Twitter to get the user with somewhat aggressive methods.
“Elon Musk has another alternative account, @e, which Twitter transferred to him shortly after the acquisition,” Schiffer comments in a post. “I have been told that the person who owned the account did not want to give it up (the profile had been hacked and suspended before due to high driving value, so the previous owner wanted to keep it).”
At the moment, that is all that is known about it. Unlike the other alleged Musk profile, which contained several pieces of information that seemed to confirm that it did belong to the tycoon, this one still offers very few details. The most relevant have been found in the Twitter accounts followed by @e, which are the main of NASA, LAist and, of course, Elon Musk.
Elon Musk has considered selling millions of Twitter accounts
on various occasions Elon Musk has let it be known that he is interested in high-value usernames on Twitter. Among the latter are those accounts that only have one letter and the reason is that, being such basic pseudonyms, they are usually the first to be used when a social network is launched. For this reason, it is not uncommon for the tycoon to have decided to get a profile that matches the initial of his name.
According to Musk, high-value username sales could free up to 1.5 billion accounts that they are not active on Twitter; in addition to adding several million dollars to the coffers of the company. However, so far nothing more has been said about it.
At the time of publishing his report, the @e account had just over 700 followers on the social network. However, as this article is being written, the alleged new profile of Elon Musk is close to over 2,000 followers.