Elon Musk calls out Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber – for not Tweeting enough

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has called out big celebrities like Taylor Swift and Juston Bieber for not using Twitter, right after he bought a stake in the social media site.

In February, Musk bought more than 4.8 million shares in the social network and became Twitter's majority shareholder after nabbing a £2.2bn stake in March.

Much of his early chatter around what he will change revolves around the possible introduction of an 'edit' button for tweets, but he's now shifted his focus – at least temporarily – to the dormant accounts of big figures.

"Most of these 'top' accounts tweet rarely and post very little content. Is Twitter dying?" he posted on April 9, sharing a list of the most followed accounts.

On the list was Barack Obama with 131.4m followers, Justin Bieber with 114.3m, Katy Perry with 108.8m, Rihanna with 105.9m, Cristiano Ronaldo with 98.8m and Taylor Swift with 90.3m, among a few others including Musk himself.

"For example, @taylorswift13 hasn’t posted anything in 3 months. And @justinbieber only posted once this entire year," the billionaire went on.

Swift's last tweet was to call out Damon Albarn, who claimed Swift doesn't write her own songs.

He made the claim in an interview with the LA Times which was shared to Twitter and quoted in January by the songstress, who said: "@DamonAlbarn I was such a big fan of yours until I saw this. I write ALL of my own songs.

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"Your hot take is completely false and SO damaging. You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really f***** up to try and discredit my writing. WOW."

The 32-year-old went on: "PS I wrote this tweet all by myself in case you were wondering."

Justin Bieber's last tweet came in February when he showed support for the Canadian women's ice hockey team.

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Musk appears upset that the celebrities no longer use Twitter much. Musk became Twitter's majority shareholder on March 14 with a 9.2% stake in the company.

Musk's move to invest in Twitter came after months of him criticising the social media platform. On March 25 he shared a poll asking his followers: "Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?"

He then shared cryptic posts saying he was giving "serious thought" to entering the world of social media.

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