Elon Musk says he deleted his Twitter account, and we're all confused

That's because his account is still alive.

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Elon Musk is at it again.

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The Twitter account of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk  has long been one of the wackier places on the internet. Musk might've taken it a step further, changing his Twitter handle to Daddy DotCom and tweeting that he was done with the social media site. 

"Just deleted my Twitter account," Musk tweeted early Monday.

The account remained active after the tweet. Musk didn't immediately respond to request for comment.

When CNET searched for "Daddy.com," it brought up a parenting site that offered advice to fathers. Sunday was Father's Day in dozens of countries. As of 4:30 p.m. PT, his Twitter handle was back to plain old Elon Musk.

Many of Musk's tweets are harmless ramblings about The RockMars or sheep. But his internet activity has also landed him in legal hot water. He has faced problems with the Securities and Exchange Commission, most recently in February when Musk speculated on Twitter about Tesla's production numbers for 2019.

First published at 6:16 a.m. PT on June 17.  
Updated at 4:30 p.m. PT: adds info on handle going back to Elon Musk