In an interview with columnist Maureen Dowd, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his Twitter direct messages are mostly full of memes, and he is not worried about his account being hacked.
Musk, along with 100 other high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked as part of a July 15th Bitcoin scam. Twitter says the attackers may have obtained the private direct messages and personal information of some people, although none of the accounts were “verified”, as Musks is. Also Read– Elon Musk and his Wife Change Their Baby’s Name
“I’m not that concerned about my DMs being made public,” Musk told Dowd. “I mean, we can probably cherry-pick some section of my DMs that sound bad out of context but overall my DMs mostly consist of swapping memes.”
Further, Musk said he has a secret Instagram account where he opens links people send him and that he thinks he may have contracted COVID-19 in January.
“I think the reality of COVID is that it is dangerous if you’re elderly and have pre-existing conditions,” he said in the interview. “It absolutely makes sense to have a lockdown if you’re vulnerable, but I do not think it makes sense to have a lockdown if you’re not vulnerable.”
In the interview, Musk answered questions about SpaceX, Tesla, Facebook, AI, Twitter, and the tweets he sent to Jef Bezos, the CEO of Amazon and Blue Origin. He also said he is OK with President Trump calling him “one of our great geniuses.” “I’ll take the compliment,” Musk said.