Elon Musk Officially Takes Over Twitter, Then Immediately Fires Top Execs, Escorting Them Out Of Building
According to sources, Musk finalized the purchase of the social media site on Thursday for $44 billion.
The Washington Post reported that on Thursday, ELON MUSK TOOK CONTROL OF TWITTER as part of his $44 billion plan to acquire the major social media platform.
Three persons who talked to the Post on condition of anonymity said that his first order of business was to terminate top executives from Twitter. According to CNN, a person with knowledge of the transaction confirms that Elon Musk has successfully acquired Twitter.
Parag Agrawal, the CEO, Ned Segal, the CFO, and Vijaya Gadde, the head of legal policy, trust, and safety, were all let go. The three executives, according to these sources, were reportedly escorted out of the building without any fanfare.
Elon has assured advertisers in an open letter that the firm would not devolve into a “free-for-all hellscape” after he assumes control, but there are many headlines making drama of this on the internet.
“The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence,” the now official “Chief Twit” wrote on the platform.
“There is currently a great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society.”
In the wake of Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, many have speculated about the platform’s future direction in many different ways, with some fearing it and some thinking it’s the best thing to happen to social media.
He has already alluded to his desire for the platform to emulate “super-apps” like China’s WeChat, which combine features like social networking, instant messaging, and digital payment systems into a single interface.
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