After months of disputes over the purchase of Twitter, Elon Musk has proclaimed himself “Chief Twit” a few days after the acquisition was formalized on October 28 at 11:00 p.m. in Spain. the tycoon has entered the offices of the social network with a sink in his hands displaying his characteristic humor and making it clear that he is here to clean the platform in many ways.

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The founder of SpaceX and Tesla has until Friday to close the purchase according to the deadline granted by the judge to reach a new friendly agreement with the still owners of Twitter. The company sued Musk for refusing to pay the $44 billion he had initially agreed to pay.

This legal dispute would be about to come to an end as evidenced by the images of the tycoon entering the San Francisco offices and proclaiming himself Chief Twit on his social network profile. The current management has informed the staff that Musk is meeting the staff these days, after it was leaked that the businessman plans to lay off 75% of the employees.

Elon goes on Twitter

The billionaire has been complaining about Twitter for years, being one of its most active users. When he bought the platform in April, he set himself five clear challenges with which, according to him, he will improve the social network. Most assume a cleaning users and content, eliminating bots, fake news and ending porn. Another proposal was the possibility of editing tweets that is underway.

This idea of ​​cleanliness has been embodied in its peculiar entrance to the offices. Musk has shared a video on his profile, entering the office door with a sink in his hands, very smiling. The video is accompanied by the phrase “let that sink in”, a common joke in English that would be understood as “let it sink in”.

Below this image, Musk has added a second message exclaiming that he is “meeting a lot of great people on Twitter.” Also, he has changed the description of his profile as “Chief Twit”. Hours before that entry, the tycoon reflected on how Twitter “empowers citizen journalism: people can spread news without prejudice set“, He said.

Cleaning Twitter

Leslie Berland, Twitter’s chief marketing officer, sent a report to employees on Wednesday saying Musk will be visiting the company’s headquarters. On Friday, the businessman is expected to address the 7,500 employees that the company currently haswhich receive him with concern after leaking that one of the planned measures is to cut 75% of the staff, according to sources close to the company’s investors have explained to Bloomberg.

Elon Musk and Twitter

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It’s not the only cleanup that Twitter’s new chief has promised to carry out, Musk has declared war on bots that automatically post content, many of them harmfully. However, the tycoon has not indicated so far how it intends to deal with fake news on the social network that spread many of these fake accounts or pornographic content.

While users and employees wait to see how the new boss performs in his first month in office, the markets are more positive. Musk has agreed to pay $54.20 for each share of the company. Now that the waters seem calmer and the end is closer, the company’s shares are recovering, rising 1.1% to $53.35 at the close of Wednesday in New York.

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Source: Elespanol

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