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Billionaire and CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, completed the deal to take over Twitter. He took over the company on Thursday night.
Bigger news than the takeover is his move to immediately fire several top-tier employees.
CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and head of legal policy, trust, and safety Vijaya Gadde were all on the chopping block.
Musk had previously accused these three of misleading him and his investors about the number of fake accounts present on the platform according to a source reporting to Fox Business.
Speaking about the firings, Mollie Hemingway, Editor-in-chief of The Federalist, called it “An excellent start” to Musk’s takeover in a tweet.
Saagar Enjeti, the co-host of Breaking Points, added the waving goodbye emoji to a retweet of his from April when news of Musk purchasing Twitter first came out.
The original tweet read, “Vijaya Gadde, the top censorship advocate at Twitter who famously gaslit the world on Joe Rogan’s podcast and censored the Hunter Biden laptop story, is very upset about the @elonmusk takeover.”
Now we know why…not only will Gadde no longer be able to censor stories, she no longer has a job with the social media company.
Temper tantrums over Musk closing the deal could be seen all over Twitter. Some tweets were so dramatic and some were totally expected.
The Independent tweeted out, “RIP Twitter, 2006-2022: Dead at the hands of Elon Musk” Doesn’t seem strange that a news organization is against free speech?
Not to be outdone, Taylor Lorenz, a columnist at the Washington Post, added her thoughts, “It’s like the gates of hell opened on this site tonight”.
Her reaction may have come in response to the many Twitter users excited about the takeover who decided to tweet out things that have been taboo with the communists in charge.
Tweets that read, “There are only two genders” and “the vaccine is killing people” were all over the platform.
And then there are the huge concerns that Donald Trump may be able to return to the social media platform once Musk allows deleted accounts to be reinstated.
Rob Reiner, who has a serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, tweeted, “Rumor has it that one Sociopathic Pathologically Lying Criminal Racist Misogynistic Fascist is returning to this platform. Let’s celebrate by drowning him in a Blue Wave.”
People on the left think this is going to be the end of the world and those on the right are celebrating Elon Musk as the man who’s going to save the country.
Let’s see what happens in the coming weeks and months.
Hopefully, when one side is no longer muzzled, people can judge the information themselves and make informed decisions regarding voting, their own health, what’s best for their children, etc.
We don’t need a ministry of truth or people in charge of a social media platform deciding what we can and cannot say or what information we can consume.