Twitter’s iconic bird logo has been replaced by an image of a Shiba Inu, believed to be a nod to Dogecoin, the meme-inspired cryptocurrency that Elon Musk has been sued over.
Musk acknowledged the change on Monday, tweeting an old conversation in which a user suggested he should “change the bird logo to a doge”.
The change appeared on the social media platform just two days after Musk requested a judge to dismiss a $258 billion racketeering lawsuit brought against him by Dogecoin investors.
Musk and Tesla lawyers dismissed the lawsuit as a “fanciful work of fiction” over Musk’s tweets.
It is unclear whether the new logo is permanent, but Musk has a reputation for trolling his followers and critics on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the price of Dogecoin, which is known for its volatility, has increased by over 20% in the past 24 hours, trading at around 9 cents.
The cryptocurrency was created in 2013 as a joke by two software engineers and takes its name from the “doge” meme that became popular ten years ago.
Its Shiba Inu mascot imitates the meme’s iconic image of a dog surrounded by broken English text in Comic Sans font.