Musk takes control of Twitter, fires top execs, including Parag Agrawal

Elon Musk took control of Twitter on late Thursday (local time) and fired its top executives, including CEO Parag Agrawal

Elon Musk. Photo: Bloomberg

Elon Musk. Photo: Bloomberg

Elon Musk became Twitter Inc's owner on Thursday, firing top executives and providing little clarity over how he will achieve the lofty ambitions he has outlined for the influential social media platform.

"The bird is freed," he tweeted, referencing Twitter's bird logo in an apparent nod to his desire to see the company have fewer limits on content that can be posted.

The CEO of electric car maker Tesla Inc and self-described free speech absolutist has, however, also said he wants to prevent the platform from becoming an echo chamber for hate and division.

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First Published: Oct 28 2022 | 7:26 AM IST

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