ANKARA, TURKIYE - OCTOBER 06: In this photo illustration, the image of Elon Musk is displayed on a computer screen and the logo of twitter is reflected in Ankara, Turkiye on October 06, 2022. Muhammed Selim Korkutata / Anadolu Agency
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All The Ways Twitter Has Already Changed Under Elon Musk
After acquiring Twitter, Elon Musk wasted no time in making changes to the social media platform, firing top executives like CEO Parag Agrawal and CFO Ned Segal. Under Musk, Twitter has already filed Form 25 before the U.S. SEC, taking the company private and delisting it from the New York Stock Exchange starting November 8, 2022.
While there have been strong speculations that Musk will reinstate personalities like Donald Trump and Alex Jones, the new sole owner shared that he will form a "content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints," with no reinstatements occurring until the council meets. There is currently little information on the council or whom it will comprise.
The news of Musk's takeover has found a celebratory tone in the right-wing circle, with popular figures such as Lauren Boebert and Kari Lake seeing as much as a 1,200% increase in followers. However, the acquisition is also driving away some celebrities like "The Good Place" star Jameela Jamil and "This Is Us" executive producer Ken Olin.
The owner of Tesla buying Twitter also raises concerns from other car companies about having access to a neutral online platform that won't favor Tesla ads or suppress its competitors. GM has already put a hold on advertising its goods and services on Twitter, though it will continue to rely on the platform for resolving customer queries.