Billionaire Elon Musk caused shockwaves this week when Twitter’s board of directors agreed to accept his $44 billion purchase offer.
Although Musk has yet to take control of the company, the evidence suggests that he’s already making moves to change it.
Musk calls handing of Biden laptop story “incredibly inappropriate”
American Greatness contributor Debra Heine noted that Musk has “weighed in” on a decision made during the 2020 election to block discussion about Hunter Biden’s laptop.
The New York Post was locked out of its Twitter account after the paper published an exposé on evidence of drug use and potentially criminal business dealings that Biden’s laptop contained.
Musk recently made clear that he agrees Twitter acted improperly after Breaking Points podcaster Saagar Enjeti raised the issue in a tweet on Tuesday.
Suspending the Twitter account of a major news organization for publishing a truthful story was obviously incredibly inappropriate
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 26, 2022
“Suspending the Twitter account of a major news organization for publishing a truthful story was obviously incredibly inappropriate,” Musk wrote.
Twitter executive reportedly cried over Musk’s take over
Politico reported on Tuesday that attorney and high-ranking Twitter executive Vijaya Gadde was responsible for shutting down the laptop story and was a major force behind getting former President Donald Trump kicked off the platform.
She is not happy with the prospect of answering to Musk, as Politico cited sources who said she broke down crying during a meeting about his impending takeover.
Gadde is far from alone in expressing apprehension, as Politico reported that other employees are distraught as well.
“I think everyone at Twitter, regardless of how they feel about the news, is feeling reflective and emotional,” one employee was quoted as saying.
“We’ve gone through a lot in the past two years and I think it’s generally instigated a lot of reflection. I think this was more of an acknowledgment of the uncertainty everyone is feeling right now.”