Elon Musk tells his 44.8 million Twitter followers he's stepping away from the platform 'for a while'
- Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon
Musktweeted Tuesday he was "off
- Gamestop, Etsy, and a Japanese video-game maker have all seen share gains following recent tweets from Musk.
- This isn't the first time Musk has said he's taking a Twitter break. He also said he was stepping away in June 2020 — he returned two days later.
"Off Twitter for a while," Musk tweeted to his 44.8 million followers, but gave no further details.
This break may not last long. The last time Musk announced he was stepping away from Twitter was in June - he stayed away for two days. In 2019, he said he was quitting the social media site only to return three days later.
The SpaceX and Tesla CEO's recent tweets have had a big impact on the stock market. On Sunday, Musk tweeted he was "on Clubhouse tonight at 10pm LA time." Shares of
Online marketplace Etsy rose by about 3.5% on January 26, minutes after Musk tweeted "I kinda love Etsy," adding that he bought a hand-knit woolen 'Marvin the Martian' helmet for his dog.
And on January 13, shares of Bandai Namco, a Japanese video game maker, jumped 4% after Musk tweeted a meme that included a character from one of its games. "Hey you ... Yeah you Queen ... You're gonna make it!" he tweeted, adding heart emojis.
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