Elon Musk has slowed his Twitter use dramatically since SpaceX employees said the CEO's tweets were "a frequent source of distraction and embarrassment."
Musk even refrained from tweeting after reaching 100 million in followers, Axios reported.
In fact, as of Wednesday morning, Musk hadn't tweeted in more than a week, since June 21 when he posted about a $7.11 per gallon gas price, and also commented on tweets about SpaceX and Tesla.
Also on June 21, it was reported that Musk's purchase of Twitter unanimously had been approved by the Twitter board. Shareholders still must vote on the proposed $44 billion deal.
Marca reported that Musk's Twitter inactivity could be due to him negotiating the deal to buy the company. The outlet said there likely was a clause in the contract that prevents him from making any publication about anything while he is closing the $44 billion deal.
Axios reported that during the five weeks leading up to June 16, Musk averaged 145 tweets and retweets weekly and about 21 daily.
The New York Times reported that SpaceX on June 16 fired employees who helped write and distribute an open letter criticizing Musk's behavior.
The SpaceX letter, headed "an open letter to the Executives of SpaceX," seen by Reuters, called Musk a "distraction and embarrassment" to the company he founded.
The world's richest person previously used Twitter to criticize the social media company, from its moderation and safety policies to its anonymous user accounts. He also has said that he would restore former President Donald Trump's banned account on Twitter if his deal to acquire the company is completed, CNN reported.
Musk has said there were a few "unresolved matters" left before he can seal his Twitter deal.
"There is the question of, will the debt portion of the round come together, and then, will the shareholders vote in favor," Musk said in a June 21 interview with Bloomberg at the Qatar Economic Forum.
Musk met virtually with Twitter employees on June 16 to address several issues, including possible layoffs at the company, and potential company growth.
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