Elon Musk fired the CEO and took control of Twitter

The owner of Tesla and SpaceX concluded his delayed purchase of the social network, according to the US press.

Elon Muskowner of Tesla and SpaceX, took this Thursday control of the social network Twitter after concluding his delayed purchase of the company for 44,000 million dollars, according to several articles in the specialized American press.

After months of a series of comings and goings, the richest man in the world fired the company’s chief executive, Parag Agrawal, with immediate effectand two other top executives, The Washington Post reported.

The first and strong decision is known hours after the tycoon himself published a video in which he is seen entering the Twitter headquarters smiling with a sink in his hands, implying that the purchase of the social network had come to fruition.

In his account on that platform, the billionaire wrote “Entering Twitter headquarters, take it in!”, a message that included the word “lavamanos” in English, which he referred to humorously during his entry into the building .

The controversial explanation for buying the social network

“The reason I bought Twitter is because it’s important for the future of civilization to have a common digital public squarewhere a wide range of beliefs can be discussed in a healthy way, without resorting to violence,” explained the billionaire.

He added: “Currently there is a great danger that social networks will be divided into far right and far left echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society”.

Musk’s $44 billion deal to take over the social network faced a deadline that expired on Friday. Although there was no need to go until the deadline and the transaction was completed earlier.

The tycoon also changed his Twitter profile description to “chief tweet”, and its location to the headquarters, whose headquarters are in San Francisco.

“Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” Musk tweeted, making a pun on “sink” (of which “lavamanos” is one of its many meanings), which roughly translates to: “Entering to Twitter headquarters, take note!”

the comings and goings

Musk agreed last April to take over Twitter for about $44 billion. but then he backtrackedwhich led the company to sue him to force him to comply with the agreement.

While the trial was being prepared, the head of Tesla tried to negotiate a reduction in the price of the operation, but Twitter did not accept and, finally, with the judicial process already very close, Musk gave up and announced that it agreed to close the transaction under the original terms.

That happened in early October and since then the two sides have been trying to agree all the details, something that was finally completed in the last few hours.

With information from AFP


Look also

We want to say thanks to the writer of this short article for this remarkable content

Elon Musk fired the CEO and took control of Twitter