Twitter Loses Its CEO Parag Agarwal As Elon Musk Takes Control
Twitter Chief Elon Musk announced changes in the top position of the company soon after taking charge. Twitter’s chief executive Parag Agarwal and chief financial officer and its head of legal policy, trust, and safety were sacked on Musk’s orders.
• Elon Musk sacked officials of Twitter on Tuesday
• Musk said Twitter won’t be free-for-all hellspace
• Former US president Donald Trump could return to Twitter
How Did Elon Musk Close Twitter Deal?
Elon Musk chose to close the deal hours before the court-appointed deadline for him to seal the on-again, off-again Twitter deal. Musk sent a tweet to all saying that he bought the social media network “because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner.”
What Were Musk’s Initial Orders As Twitter Chief?
As soon as Musk took control of the social media network, he sacked two of the top-ranking employees including CEO Parag Agarwal. But some employees have already left the company. And those who have remained want to give Elon Musk the benefit of doubt. Parag Agarwal is exploring legal options to make Musk respect the terms of the takeover deal.
Why Did Elon Musk Say Twitter Won’t Be Free-For-All?
Activists fear that Twitter will see a surge in harassment and misinformation as Elon Musk is himself known for trolling other users. But Musk is determined to his idea of Twitter “cannot become a free-for-all hellscape where anything can be said with no consequences.”
It is to be noted that former US president Donald Trump was blocked due to concern about him inciting more violence after losing elections. But he could return to the platform after Elon Musk took over Twitter.