Elon Musk has been made with the property of Twitter with brutal efficiency laying off top executivesbut offering little clarity on how he is going to achieve the ambitions he has outlined for the influential social media platform.
“The bird is set free,” he tweeted after completing his $44 billion acquisition on Thursday, referencing the social network’s bird logo, in an apparent nod to his desire for the company to have fewer limits on the content it offers. can be published.
The CEO of Tesla and self-described free speech absolutist, however, he has said he wants to prevent the platform from becoming an echo chamber for hate and division. Other goals include wanting to “defeat” spam bots on Twitter and making public the algorithms that determine how content is presented to its users.
However, Musk has not offered details on how he will achieve all this and who will run the company. The tycoon fired the CEO of Twitter, Parag Agrawalto the financial director, Ned Segaland the head of legal affairs and policy, vijaya gaddeas reported by Reuters.
As it turned out, Musk accused them of misleading him and Twitter investors about the number of fake accounts on the platform. Agrawal and Segal were at the San Francisco headquarters when the deal was finalized and were escorted out. Musk also announced that he planned to cut jobs, leaving the 7,500 employees worried about his future.
Musk plans to become the company’s interim CEO, according to a person familiar with the matter. He will also remove permanent bans on users, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.