Oct 28, 2022

Elon Musk clears out Twitter bosses in $44bn deal

A number of executives, including the boss Parag Agrawal, have reportedly been fired and escorted out of Twitter's San Francisco headquarters. The completion of the deal brings to an end months of legal wrangling between Twitter and Mr Musk. Mr Musk tried to withdraw his offer over the summer citing inaccurate user data, but Twitter executives took legal action to force him to stand by his bumper offer for the social media platform. The drawn-out battle has divided Twitter's own users, some of whom are worried Mr Musk will loosen regulations governing hate speech and misinformation, and some of whom feel the previous management curtailed free speech with overly rigorous rules. Former US President Donald Trump, whom Twitter banned from the platform last year, claimed that the takeover meant that Twitter was now in "Sane hands" while reiterating his "Love" for his own Twitter-like service, Truth Social.

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