- Twitter replaces bird icon with a Shiba Inu, nodding to Dogecoin, which Elon Musk is being sued over.
- Elon Musk confirms the change, tweeting “as promised” above an image of a year-old conversation suggesting he buy Twitter and change the logo to doge.
Twitter recently replaced its traditional bird icon with an image of a Shiba Inu, the same breed of dog that serves as the mascot for dogecoin, the popular meme-inspired cryptocurrency. The move is seen as an apparent nod to Elon Musk, who has been a vocal supporter of dogecoin and is currently being sued over his comments on the cryptocurrency.
As promised pic.twitter.com/Jc1TnAqxAV
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 3, 2023
Musk addressed the change on his Twitter account, sharing a year-old conversation in which another user suggested that he “just buy Twitter” and “change the bird logo to a doge.” The change comes just two days after Musk asked a judge to dismiss a $258 billion lawsuit accusing him of running a pyramid scheme to support dogecoin.
Lawyers for Musk and Tesla dismissed the lawsuit by dogecoin investors as a “fanciful work of fiction” over Musk’s “innocuous and often silly tweets.” The price of dogecoin, which is known for its volatility, increased by more than 20% in the 24 hours following the change.