Tesla CEO Elon Musk Temporarily Removed UAW's Twitter Verification Following Strike

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

If you haven’t already heard, the United Auto Workers union is officially on strike against Ford, General Motors and Stellantis. Currently, only three plants are involved — Stellantis’ Toledo Assembly Complex, Ford’s Wayne, Michigan plant and GM’s Wentzville, Missouri plant, but you can expect strikes at more plants in the future if the Big Three don’t manage to reach a fair contract with the UAW. So, of course, it appears Elon Musk decided the best thing to do would be to remove the UAW’s Twitter verification.

(Update: The original article has since been updated to include previously unreported information that the UAW changed its profile picture for the strike. Twitter’s policy is to temporarily remove verification whenever a verified account changes its profile picture. It should still be noted that Twitter only sent an auto-response when The Intercept requested a comment before publishing the original article.)

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