Elon Musk now in control of Twitter, CEO and CFO have left, sources say

SpaceX Chief Engineer Elon Musk takes half in a joint information convention with T-Cell CEO Mike Sievert (not pictured) on the SpaceX Starbase, in Brownsville, Texas, US, August 25, 2022.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is now in control of TwitterCNBC has realized.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and finance chief Ned Segal have left the corporate’s San Francisco headquarters and won’t be returning, sources stated. Vijaya Gadde, the top of authorized coverage, belief, and security was additionally fired, the Washington Publish reported.

Musk had till Friday to finish his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter or face a court docket battle with the corporate.

In April, Twitter accepted Musk’s proposal to purchase the social media service and take it personal. Nonetheless, Musk quickly started sowing doubt about his intentions to observe by way of with the settlement, alleging that the corporate didn’t adequately disclose the variety of spam and faux accounts on the service.

When Musk stated he was terminating the deal, Twitter sued the billionaire, alleging he “refuses to honor his obligations to Twitter and its stockholders as a result of the deal he signed now not serves his private pursuits.”

Within the ensuing months, Twitter and Musk would commerce barbs by way of their attorneys as the 2 events have been slated to move to Delaware’s Court docket of Chancery to find out the destiny of the corporate and whether or not it could find yourself within the Tesla chief’s fingers.

Earlier in October, Musk had a change of coronary heart and stated he wished to pursue his acquisition of Twitter on the unique worth of $54.20 a share if the social messaging service dropped its litigation. Distrustful of Musk’s motivations, Twitter’s attorneys stated that the Tesla CEO’s “proposal is an invite to additional mischief and delay.”

A Delaware Chancery Court docket decide finally dominated that Musk had till Oct. 28 to cement the Twitter deal or head to trial.

On Thursday, Musk wrote a message supposed to reassure advertisers that social messaging providers would not devolve into “a free-for-all hellscape, the place something could be stated with no penalties!”

“The rationale I acquired Twitter is as a result of it is very important the way forward for civilization to have a standard digital city sq., the place a variety of beliefs could be debated in a wholesome method, with out resorting to violence,” Musk stated within the message. “There’s at the moment nice hazard that social media will splinter into far-right wing and much left-wing echo chambers that generate extra hate and divide our society.”

Musk arrived on the Twitter headquarters earlier this week carrying a sink, and documented the occasion on Twitter, saying “Coming into Twitter HQ – let that sink in!”

Musk additionally up to date his Twitter description to “Chief Twit.”

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