Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO and the world’s richest man, has successfully closed a $44 billion deal to acquire the social media giant Twitter.
Following his takeover, he fired three top executives and several other employees, including the company’s CEO, Parag Agrawal, the CFO, Ned Segal, and the Head of Legal, Policy, and Trust, Vijaya Gadde.
According to reports, Twitter’s General Counsel, Sean Edgett, has also been removed from his position. Musk and Twitter, however, have yet to confirm the firing spree.
Musk, who is known for his sarcastic and humorous posts, tweeted, “let that sink in,” after posting a video of himself carrying a sink inside the headquarters of his recently acquired company.
It’s worth noting that Musk describes himself as a “free speech absolutist” and has chastised Twitter for its restrictions and moderation policies.
In May, he stated that he would reinstate former US President Donald Trump’s account, which had been suspended due to promoting violence during the US Capitol riots.
Earlier on Wednesday, he claimed that Twitter’s greatest strength is its ability to support citizen journalism and allow users to spread news without “establishment bias.”