After six months of uncertainty, Elon Musk has finally completed his US$44 billion acquisition of Twitter.
The billionaire kicked off his reign at the social messaging service company by firing CEO Parag Agrawal and CFO Ned Segal.
“The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilisation to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence. There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
In his usual high profile style, Musk dropped a massive visual hint on Wednesday on the completion of the deal. “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” he tweeted as his carried a sink into Twitter HQ.
Reassuring advertisers, he said that fundamentally, Twitter aspires to be the most respected advertising platform in the world that strengthens your brand and grows your enterprise.
“To everyone who has partnered with us, I thank you. Let us build something extraordinary together,” wrote the Tesla chief, who has changed his job title on his Twitter account to Chief Twit.
Photo: Elon Musk’s Twitter account