In a latest tweet, Parag Agrawal, the Twitter CEO has announced that Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is not joining the company’s board. Earlier, Agarwal expressed excitement over the Musk’s joining of Twitter’s board after Musk became Twitter’s largest shareholder. Elon Musk has bought 9.2% shares of Twitter at around $3 billion.
“Elon has decided not to join our board. I sent a brief note to the company, sharing with you all here (sic),” reads a tweet by Agarwal. A short note is also included with his tweet which does not clarify as to why Musk is not joining the Twitter board.
In the note included with his tweet, Agarwal mentions that the Twitter will continue to value input from our shareholders whether they are on our Board or not. Elon is the biggest shareholder of Twitter and we will remain open to his input,” Agarwal wrote.
The latest twist is quite interesting as Musk has been posting and asking several questions about the future of Twitter and its policies. In one of his tweets, Tesla CEO wrote that everyone who is signing up for Twitter Blue (a paid subscription service the company is testing in select countries) needs to get an authentication checkmark and that it should have no ads.
He also insists Twitter is a key public platform, and asked his followers in a poll whether Twitter is rigorously adhering to the principles of free speech. He also asked his followers whether the Twitter headquarters should be converted into a shelter for homeless, since no one uses it anymore.
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