More than half of Tesla employees think Musk’s tweets are hurting the company, survey shows

May 8 (UPI) — More than half of Tesla employees believe tesla CEO Elon Musk’s tweets are hurting the company, according to a survey, according tomedia reports. In light of Musk’s recent comments on Twitter about the new corona pandemic and Tesla’s stock price, Blind decided to survey more than 50 Tesla employees to find out what they thought of Musk’s comments.

More than half of Tesla employees think Musk's tweets are hurting the company, survey shows

The poll found that 53.7 percent of respondents said Musk’s tweets were hurting the company, 26.1 percent said Musk was a genius, 10.9 percent thought Musk was misunderstood, 10.9 percent thought Musk was an internet troll, and 43.5 percent said Musk was a combination of the above three.

Recently, Musk tweeted some controversial views on the outbreak and some of the measures to deal with it.

On Friday, he also tweeted, “Tesla’s stock price is too high.” As a result of the news, the company’s shares fell 10.3 per cent at the close of the day and its market value evaporated by about $13 bn.

Musk’s tweet not only caused Tesla’s stock price to plummet, but could also lead to a breach of a deal he struck with the Securities and Exchange Commission last year that would review any tweets he made that might affect Tesla’s stock price before it is released.

In addition, on May 1, Musk tweeted that he would no longer own a house. He was not joking, but really put into practice. On May 3, Musk’s two Los Angeles mansions were listed on the real estate site for $30 million and $9.5 million, respectively.