Musk testifies in fraud trial, points out that not everyone believes what he says

Enlarge / Tesla CEO Elon Musk leaves court during the SolarCity trial in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 12, 2021.Getty Images | Bloomberg

Elon Musk began testifying today in the jury trial over whether his false tweets in 2018 about taking Tesla private caused investors to lose billions of dollars.

During testimony in a federal courtroom in San Francisco, Musk denied that his tweets cause Tesla’s stock price to go up or down. “Just because I tweet something does not mean people believe it or will act accordingly,” Musk said in response to a question from attorney Nicholas Porritt, who represents

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