Elon Musk uses Tesla earnings call to find out how popular he is on Twitter Elon Musk answers a question on Tesla’s earnings call about how popular he is online.
He talked to his 127 million Twitter followers and said that his account gets maximum interaction on social media sites. Elon Musk is on Twitter all the time these days, even when he’s on Tesla’s quarterly earnings call.
With investors in his car company on Wednesday, Elon Musk talked about how popular he is on his newly acquired social network. The comments came in response to an investor question about what Tesla is doing to mitigate the brand damage resulting from Elon Musk’s ongoing political commentary on Twitter.
Polls have shown that Tesla’s favorability among Democrats is declining, suggesting that the right-wing public embrace of Elon Musk is alienating left-leaning customers.
Elon Musk said, let me see my Twitter account. Ok so I have 127 million followers and it is growing very fast. This shows that I am very popular. Now, I may not be popular with some, but for most people, my follower count speaks for itself.
I am the most talked about account on social media, I think probably in the world, certainly on Twitter, the billionaire said. Elon Musk’s increasingly erratic presence on Twitter where he has posted conservative memes, bashed Anthony Fauci, and called out Wikiism has prompted some longtime Tesla owners to abandon the brand.
Elon Musk, who now leads Twitter, Tesla and several other ventures, praised Twitter’s potential to increase sales and encouraged more companies to use the platform. The chaotic purchase of Elon Musk’s website, which closed in October, saw a slew of high-profile advertisers pull the expense.
I think Twitter is actually an incredibly powerful tool for driving demand for Tesla. And I would really encourage all kinds of companies, automotive or otherwise, to use Twitter more and use their Twitter accounts in interesting, and informative, entertaining ways, Elon Musk said.
Sure enough, Elon Musk also talked about Tesla’s finances. The company reported revenue of $24.32 billion during the last three months of 2022, beating Wall Street’s expectations. Adjusted earnings per share of $1.19 also beat analysts’ estimates. Tesla shares jumped nearly 5.4% in late trading following the results.
“I’ve got 127 million followers,” the Tesla CEO said on Wednesday. “That suggests I’m reasonably popular.”
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