Elon Musk Is Now “Chief Twit”
Elon Musk has completed his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. The world's richest man is now in charge of one of the world's most influential social media platforms. He made waves on the internet by posting a video of himself carrying a literal kitchen sink into Twitter HQ. Captioned: "Entering Twitter HQ- Let that sink in!" Then promptly changing his Twitter bio to read simply: "Chief Twit".
Musk fired CEO Parag Agrawal and two other executives, reports say. Twitter declined to comment.
The deal's closing removes a cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Twitter's business, employees and shareholders for much of the year. After initially agreeing to buy the company in April, Musk spent months re-evaluating the deal, first citing concerns about the number of bots on the platform after Twitter mischaracterized it's user count; and later allegations raised by Project Veritas citing that "There's no free speech at Twitter" and "Twitter is commie as f*ck."
Musk has said he plans to rethink Twitter's content moderation policies in service of a more maximalist approach to free speech. The billionaire has also said he disagrees with Twitter's practice of permanent bans, raising the possibility that a number of previously banned users could reemerge on the platform.
Perhaps most immediately, many will be watching to see how soon Musk could let former President Donald Trump back on the platform, as he has previously said he would do.