Elon Musk Bought Twitter


Alexa Hernandez, Staff Writer

The social media platform in which users can make various outrageous or hilarious tweets has been bought for an astounding $44 billion by the man who is the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk. 

Musk sealed the deal on the night of Apr. 14, 2022. Top executives including CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, Head of Legal, Policy and Trust Vijaya Gadde, and General Sean Edgett were all ousted with some dropping accusations of “left-wing bias”. 

At first, Musk only owned 9.2% of the company for a whopping $3 billion. He did not stop there; he instead declared he was full with intent to completely own Twitter. According to It Happened: Elon Musk officially owns Twitter, Musk got cold feet and backed down on his claim even though Twitter accepted, but with the pressure of pre-trial discovery and a deadline for his deposition, he decided that he would follow through in the end. 

In the past, he has promised to restore former president Donald Trump’s Twitter account and erase all automated bots, which is personal beef he has with some of the most followed accounts, and attempting to show Twitter’s potential as a neutral ground square and a counterbalance to his criticism of traditional media outlets. 

 It is not clear what Musk has in store for the platform. His purchase raises questions about what exactly he plans on doing with it. What we do know is that he has accomplished something we did not think was possible willingly buying Twitter for $44 billion.