I’m the captain now: Musk chops Twitter board, becomes sole director
Crypto-friendly billionaire Elon Musk has turn out to be the only real director of Twitter, following the dissolution of 9 former board members, in accordance with newly filed paperwork.
In an SEC filing dated Oct. 27, the “consummation” of Musk’s takeover of Twitter got here with the dissolution of Twitter’s board members, together with Bret Taylor, Parag Agrawal, Omid Kordestani, David Rosenblatt, Martha Lane Fox, Patrick Pichette, Egon Durban, Fei-Fei Li and Mimi Alemayehou.
“On October 27, 2022, and because of the consummation of the Merger, Mr. Musk grew to become the only real director of Twitter,” the submitting reads.
The Tesla CEO later tweeted in a response to a Twitter consumer that the association was “simply short-term.”
Beforehand, Musk has mentioned the platform below his possession will give attention to free speech, eliminating spam bots and pretend accounts, an edit operate and presumably even crypto funds.
Within the days because the Tesla CEO assumed possession of Twitter, Musk has been busy offering updates on what his new platform might convey to the desk.
He has already floated the thought of a month-to-month $19.99 cost to get the blue tick verification and bringing again Twitter’s defunct short-form video service Vines, which noticed 69% of 5 million voters in favor of its comeback in a web-based poll.
The entire verification course of is being revamped proper now
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 30, 2022
In the meantime, Musk has additionally declared the formation of a “content material moderation council” aimed toward making certain free speech on the platform and contemplating reversing bans on sure Twitter accounts, resembling that of former United States president Donald Trump.
A crypto pockets is rumored to be in growth as effectively, however Musk has not made any feedback about whether or not that is true.
In fact, the takeover has additionally seen CEO Parag Agrawal, chief monetary officer Ned Segal and head of authorized and coverage Vijaya Gadde all ousted from their government roles for allegedly deceptive Musk concerning the variety of spam and pretend accounts on the platform.
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In the meantime, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who left Twitter’s board in Could and supported Musk’s buy, seems to have doubled down on his stance by rolling over his stake of over 18 million shares, value round $975 million on the buyout worth of $54.20, into the brand new non-public firm, according to a submitting with the SEC dated Oct. 27.
The platform is a well-liked communication instrument for crypto fans with roughly 120,000 tweets per day about #Bitcoin alone, according to BitInfoCharts.
Musk modified his Twitter bio to “Chief of Twit.” The identical day, he visited Twitter’s San Francisco-based workplace carrying a sink.
On Oct. 31, he modified his bio once more to “Twitter Criticism Hotline Operator” and, at one consumer’s suggestion, made his profile image what seems to be him answering the telephone as a baby.