Twitter and Elon Musk have been embroiled in nonstop drama over their $44 billion deal for the past few months, and now Musk has taken control of Twitter and ousted its top executives.
Musk finally finished the months-long deal with Twitter on Thursday. According to Bloomberg, he visited Twitter's HQ in San Francisco, California, to meet the company staff, and he also introduced several of Tesla's engineers in order to help 'assess' the app's code.
According to reports, Musk has fired ex-Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and finance chief Ned Segal, and they have left the company's headquarters. The head of legal policy and affairs, Vijaya Gadde, had also been ousted.
Musk had fulfilled his Friday deadline to finalize his $44 billion purchase of the social media giant in order to avoid a court dispute with the company. Shortly after the takeover, the newly appointed owner tweeted, 'the bird is freed,' implying that the acquisition was a success.
Just before Musk had closed the $44 billion deal with Twitter, he stormed right into their HQ with a villainous grin and was carrying an actual sink, implying that Twitter should 'accept the outcome' and he also tweeted 'let that sink in', which was a hilarious reference to his takeover. He also changed his Twitter bio to 'Chief Twit', knowing that he's just a day close to finally getting the social media giant.
Nikita Bier, the GAS app developer, appeared on Musk's recent tweet, saying that he should make him VP of the company, and then proceeded to comment his resume on the tweet.
On Thursday, the Tesla billionaire delivered a message to advertisers to assure them that social media platforms would not descend into 'a free-for-all hellscape, where anything can be said with no consequences!'
“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,” Musk said in the message. “There is currently 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.”
With Musk as the new owner of Twitter, the app's possibilities and advancements are limitless in the coming years. Partnerships could also be formed in order to improve the company's social media app.