- Elon Musk and Rupert Murdoch were spotted sitting next to each other at the Super Bowl on Sunday.
- Riddles erupted on Twitter after a user asked what these two were discussing and wanted “only wrong answers”.
- Musk joined in the joke and said they were discussing Dogecoin. It sent the coin even up around 5% on Monday.
Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was spotted sitting next to News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch at the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Images of the billionaires – watching the Philadelphia Eagles game against the Kansas City Chiefs which saw the latter team wins the trophy — went viral on social media and sparked a discussion about what these two might discuss.
On Monday, a Twitter user posted a photo of the duo sitting next to each other, asking “what are they talking about?” and only wanting “wrong answers”. The tweet had been viewed 19.7 million times as of 5:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday and garnered more than 7,600 responses.
—Genevieve Roch-Decter, CFA (@GRDecter) February 13, 2023
People on Twitter chimed in with everything from jabs about the price of buying a verified tick on twitter to make fun of swap dress shirts instead of jerseys to commemorate the game.
One user replied that he thought Musk was offering to buy Fox News from Murdoch.
—Farshid Hakimyar (@FarshidHakimyar) February 13, 2023
Another user tweeted that Musk and Murdoch were discussing how to replace Donald Trump with Ron DeSantis so they can continue non-stop wars. “Oops, you gave wrong answers,” the poster added.
—Charles (@Dakaronn) February 13, 2023
DeSantis has yet to launch a bid for 2024, although various recent media reports indicate that he is preparing to run for president. And in November, Musk actually said he would support DeSantis in 2024 if he ran for president, by Reuters. CNN reported on November 9 that Murdoch seemed to prefer DeSantis as the leader of the Republican Party to former President Donald Trump.
Another user joked that Musk was offering Murdoch a ride to Mars if he fired Paul Ryan. Ryan, the 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, has been on the advice from Fox News since 2019.
—The Real ExtraInnings (@Extra_Inningz) February 13, 2023
One user replied to the thread saying he thought Murdoch and Musk were discussing new ways to make the poor poorer and the rich richer.
—Waz (@skytrailer) February 13, 2023
Musk himself also chimed in on the thread and joked that he was telling Murdoch about the cryptocurrency meme Dogecoin. Musk’s response sent Dogecoin immediately jumping up to 5% Monday. It has since pulled back to wipe out most of its earlier gains, per Coindesk.
To be clear, this is just speculation on Twitter, and none of the guesses have been confirmed or substantiated.
Representatives for Musk and Murdoch did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.