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Elon Replaces Twitter Logo With ‘Doge’ Meme Despite Lawsuit

The Toronto Star | | Apr 4, 2023

Musk and Doge - Elon Replaces Twitter Logo With 'Doge' Meme Despite Lawsuit

Twitter on Monday suddenly replaced its iconic blue bird logo above the desktop home tab with “doge” — the memeified shiba inu which is also the face of the cryptocurrency “dogecoin.”

  • While there’s been no official explanation for why, the move came just days after Twitter CEO Elon Musk asked a judge to throw out a $258 billion lawsuit accusing him of racketeering by promoting the currency, Reuters reported.
    • Since the logo change on Monday afternoon, dogecoin’s value has jumped nearly 26 per cent.
  • After the change Tuesday, he shared a screenshot of an exchange last March, in which a Twitter user suggested the billionaire “just buy” the app and “change the bird logo to a doge.” Musk replied, “Haha that would sickkk.”

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Mashable | Tim Marcin | Apr 3, 2023

From Tweet to Meme: Twitter's New Dog Logo Goes Viral for All the Wrong Reasons

Twitter's new logo, which features a dog wearing sunglasses and has drawn comparisons to the popular internet meme Doge. Some Twitter users have pointed out that the logo bears a resemblance to the Shiba Inu dog, which is the breed often used in Doge memes.

Others have speculated that the logo was influenced by Elon Musk, who has been a vocal proponent of Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency that uses the Doge meme as its logo. Despite the comparisons, Twitter has stated that the new logo was designed to be a more approachable and friendly symbol for the platform.

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Finbold | Apr 5, 2023

Elon Musk accused of pumping DOGE to settle Twitter debt

The article reports on accusations made against Elon Musk regarding his promotion of Dogecoin. The accusations state that Musk used his influence to pump up the value of Dogecoin in order to settle a Twitter debt with the founder of the Dogecoin cryptocurrency.

The accusations stem from a tweet in which Musk stated that he was working with Dogecoin developers to improve the cryptocurrency, which led to a significant increase in its value. However, Musk denies the allegations, stating that he has no personal stake in Dogecoin and is simply a supporter of the cryptocurrency.

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