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Elon Musk Floats Taking Tesla Private; Twitter Questions What Exactly He’s Doing

Technology dynamo Elon Musk announced Tuesday that he may take Tesla private, sending the Internet into a spiral of speculation about whether he was actually legit.

Musk tweeted his intentions on Tuesday afternoon:

Twitter immediately questioned the possibility, wondering if Musk might be “trolling”:

What Musk will ultimately do with the company remains to be seen.

UPDATE 3:46 PM EST: Musk published a blog post on Tesla’s website which contained an email to employees explaining why taking Tesla private may be the right move for the company.

“This proposal to go private would ultimately be finalized through a vote of our shareholders,” Musk explained. “If the process ends the way I expect it will, a private Tesla would ultimately be an enormous opportunity for all of us.”

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