Billionaire Elon Musk takes control of Twitter… and fires three executives

Elon Musk tweeted “the bird is free” on Thursday evening, in reference to Twitter’s nickname – the blue bird – after taking control of the platform he acquired for $44 billion, six months after his offer was accepted and many twists and turns.

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The Tesla boss had said earlier in the day that he was buying Twitter to “help humanity” and allow all opinions to be expressed freely on the social network.

In the aftermath, Elon Musk “fired Twitter boss Parag Agrawal, along with three other company executives – chief financial officer Ned Segal, chief legal affairs officer Vijaya Gadde and chief legal officer Sean Edgett,” says Le World citing “unnamed sources” from the Washington Post and Bloomberg.

In May 2022, this one had pushed back this takeover, declaring on this same platform that “the acquisition of Twitter is temporarily suspended pending details on the fact that spam and fake accounts represent far less than 5% of the number of users”.


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