Days after a report suggested that a billionaire activist investor wanted to an affectionate tweet late Monday.as Twitter's CEO, another company's chief executive came to Dorsey's defense. Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk, a with more than 30 million followers -- sent
"Just want say that I support @Jack as Twitter CEO. He has a good heart," Musk wrote, with a heart emoji.
On Friday, Bloomberg reported that Elliott Management founder Paul Singer -- who has a "sizable" stake in Twitter -- was working on a plan to make major changes at the social media company that included nominating four directors to its board and replacing Dorsey.
One of Musk's followers expressed hope that Dorsey is working to combat the social media platform's problems with and , which the Tesla boss agreed is "vital." He mentioned this issue to Dorsey back in January, when the Twitter boss in a company meeting stunt.
Musk uses Twitter to update his fans about his not liable). He also hinted that he might take automaker Tesla private, which triggered that ended up being settled for .and to make , but his tweets have gotten him in trouble too. In 2018, he referred to a British cave diver as and kicked off a defamation case (he was ultimately found
Twitter declined to comment about Musk's tweet.
First published March 3 at 3:17 a.m. PT.
Updated at 4:57 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.