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10 Apr, 2023
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Musk confirmed the prank in a tweet, saying that the company's landlord had informed them that they were legally required to keep the Twitter sign and could not remove the "w". According to Musk, the problem was solved by painting the "w" in the same color as the background.

Earlier an entrepreneur and programmer William LeGate also tweeted a picture of the sign, which had the "w" obscured.

This is not the first time Musk has made changes to the Twitter headquarters. In January, he attempted to sell various items from the office to increase the company's revenue, including furniture, kitchen appliances, and even office plants. Additionally, in December, Twitter stopped providing janitorial services at its headquarters, which caused employees to bring their own toilet paper to the office.

The prank with the Twitter sign is just one part of the ongoing feud between Musk and the building's landlord, SRI Nine Market Square LLC. In January, the landlord sued Musk-owned Twitter for not paying rent of roughly $3.4 million per month for the headquarters' Market Street premises in December and January.

Musk's influence on Twitter goes beyond pranks and changes to the San Francisco headquarters. Last week, he replaced Twitter's bird logo with the Shiba Inu, or doge, mascot, which caused a 20% surge in the stock of Dogecoin, a meme cryptocurrency that Musk supports. It remains to be seen what Musk's next move with Twitter will be.