Twitter’s top execs fired post Elon Musk’s big takeover

Sahana Kiran
Source – ABC News

The buzz around Elon Musk and his big Twitter takeover reached every part of the globe. Carrying a sink into the social media giant’s headquarters, Musk said “let that sink in.” This could have certainly been a message to the top executives of the firm who were recently sacked.

On October 27, 2022, Musk reportedly sealed the deal concerning his $44 billion Twitter acquisition, a day before the deadline. While several rejoiced the revelation, a majority of them weren’t too happy about Musk’s takeover. This included the upper executive level of Twitter.

As per reports, CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal along with Vijaya Gadde who led the legal and policy wing of the firm were fired. It was even brought to light that the CEO, as well as the CFO, was “escorted out” of Twitter headquarters.

Along with these three executives, the firm’s general counsel Sean Edgett was also asked to leave from the San Francisco headquarters.

It should be noted that Musk has been trying to get Twitter under his wing for quite some time now. Amidst this, there were rumors about the Tesla CEO cutting off 75 percent of the social media platform’s staff. However, several reports pointed out that Musk assured the employees that he would do no such thing.

Will Donald Trump make a comeback on Twitter?

As mentioned earlier, Musk’s Twitter buyout has taken several turns over the last couple of months. From inching very close to acquiring the firm to accusing the firm of making “false and misleading representations” pertaining to the number of fake and spam accounts, Musk had the entire globe in a haze.

Another controversial statement that Musk made during the course of this deal was that he would restore former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account. This undoubtedly did not settle well with the vast majority of the community. However, with the ousting of Vijaya Gadde, Musk may have eased this process.

Gadde was reportedly the reason behind Trump’s exit from Twitter. While the community feared the consequences of letting Trump back into the social media platform, Musk tweeted,

“Twitter obviously cannot become a free-for-all hellscape, where anything can be said with no consequences!”