The most irreverent billionaire on the Internet, Elon Musk, has surprised his Twitter followers with the recent purchase of said platform. Although it may sound exaggerated to say that Elon Musk bought Twitter , the truth is that he is now the individual shareholder with the most shares in the company , having 9.2% of them in his pocket.
Likewise, Twitter will be including the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX on its board of directors. According to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Musk will serve as a class II director until 2024. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal himself has already welcomed the businessman publicly, to which Musk replied with thanks and stating his intentions to make changes to the platform, which brings us to the next point.
The purchase of Twitter shares comes at a curious and controversial time ; moment in which the principles of freedom of expression of the platform are questioned, and they are questioned by none other than Elon Musk himself, who at the end of March conducted a survey on Twitter to ask his followers if they believe that the platform adheres to the principle of freedom of expression.
The truth is that despite his complaints about free speech on the platform, Musk announced through an SEC filing that he had purchased a 9.2% stake on April 4.
An edit button on Twitter? Elon Musk proposes the idea
It is clear that Mr. Musk intends to make changes to the platform, it is not clear when or how, but a post-purchase tweet has given much to talk about.
Without making any promises, the businessman asked the public about the need for a button to edit Tweets , and was even receptive to recommendations on how to implement it; so who knows, maybe the option to edit Tweets will be one of the first changes brought about by Elon Musk, but only time will tell.