As Elon Musk Purges Twitter One Big Name Says He’s Coming Back
On Thursday night, Elon Musk ‘s takeover of Twitter , finally, became official after he was seen entering the company’s headquarters earlier this week — as Katie reported at the time.There was a lot of movement from the social media company’s San Francisco headquarters on Thursday evening , which Vespa noted here. Among those sent to the Twitter departure lounge and reportedly leaving the office for the last time as Musk officially took ownership were C-suite executives who played significant roles in what became the notorious censorship of those deemed unworthy of having a voice on the platform. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal left Twitter for the last time on Thursday, along with CFO Ned Segal as Musk began his promised purge of Twitter ‘s ranks to remake the company to match his vision.Not that they necessarily deserve it after all Twitter has done to conservatives — from the suspensions, to the shadow bans, to the lifetime bans, to their censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop and other stories — but don’t shed a tear for Agrawal, at least, who is now $42 million richer after Musk closed the deal with Twitter , Axios reported.In addition, Twitter ‘s General Counsel Sean Edgett along with Vijaya Gadde — Twitter ‘s head of legal policy, trust and safety — were sent packing by Musk .Gadde’s departure is perhaps most notable for the fact she was the driving force inside Twitter to permanently ban former President Donald Trump . But that “permanent” ban might not be so permanent after all now that Musk is in charge and Gadde is gone.In a statement Thursday night, Trump offered his “Congratulations to Elon Musk on his purchase of Twitter ,” adding “Many people are saying that change was needed, as the old management was too concerned with the woke agenda. I have been told that my account will be back up and running on Monday – we will see,” Trump — who launched his own Twitter alternative, Truth Social, in the meantime — added. “Happy to be able to engage with an African-American owned business!” Trump quipped. Certainly, a Trump return to Twitter would be news — even if only to watch blue-check libs melt down in spectacular fashion.Reaching Thursday night’s official takeover by Musk was a process that took more than six months. As Townhall reported through the long-running saga of Musk and Twitter ‘s on-again, off-again deal, the tech billionaire first made waves when he became the company’s largest shareholder on April 4. Ten days later on April 14, Musk made his official offer to buy Twitter in a hostile takeover. Following hemming and hawing from Twitter ‘s board, they approved the deal on April 25. But it ultimately took another six months and two days for the deal to be completed on Thursday evening .Now that Musk has started his Twitter purge at the top of the organizational chart it remains to be seen how many employees down on lower rungs end up packing their bags as well. Employees within Twitter have been losing their marbles in recent days — as Leah reported here — and circulated an open letter that more or less proves Musk ‘s concerns about the Twitter workforce’s snowflake sensibilities.Ironically, after using their positions within the company to discriminate against conservatives using Twitter ‘s platform, the company’s employees are demanding that they be allowed to keep their current jobs and begging Musk not to discriminate based on political views.But like many other Twitter bullies, Twitter ‘s employees who have signed onto their pleading open letter have done so anonymously — for now.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal left Twitter for the last time on Thursday, along with CFO Ned Segal as Musk began his promised purge of Twitter’s ranks to remake the company to match his vision.
In addition, Twitter’s General Counsel Sean Edgett along with Vijaya Gadde — Twitter’s head of legal policy, trust and safety — were sent packing by Musk.
Ironically, after using their positions within the company to discriminate against conservatives using Twitter’s platform, the company’s employees are demanding that they be allowed to keep their current jobs and begging Musk not to discriminate based on political views.
But like many other Twitter bullies, Twitter’s employees who have signed onto their pleading open letter have done so anonymously — for now.