Elon Musk is an extremely popular personality on the Twitter social network, and each of his tweets has a very specific impact on various fields, including on public opinion. Today, the billionaire demonstrated that he was accountable to no one, and did not hesitate to press where it hurts.
Elon Musk and Twitter
Elon Musk previously announced in early April that it had become Twitter’s largest shareholder. The billionaire is a very active user of Twitter, and has 80.5 million subscribers just on social media. Recently, Elon Musk had thus used his notoriety to carry out a survey asking its subscribers if they would appreciate being able to edit their tweets.
Do you want an edit button?
Following a massive yes votethe social network said it was considering a feature of this type for the future, without providing further details on the subject.
Regarding his role as the main shareholder, the billionaire had first made it known that his participation was “passive”, and that he did not intend to raise his voice to influence the decisions of the company. That being said, the billionaire has since multiplied the polls on the functionalities that users would like to see evolve, and above all, the latter had ended up announcing that it would indeed enter the twitter board. Internet users, just like investors, as our colleagues from the Worldthen saw it as a sign that the billionaire intended to get involved in the group’s strategy. But that was before a final turnaround took place.
Elon Musk renounces to participate in the board of directors of twitter
Elon Musk was therefore in a dominant position in the capital of Twitter, and yet the latter has just confirmed that he renounced to sit on the board of directors of the social network. This is Parag Agrawalchief executive of Twitter, who tweeted about it today, April 11, 2022:
Elon has decided not to join our board. I sent a brief note to the company, sharing with you all here. pic.twitter.com/lfrXACavvk
Elon’s arrival on the board was to become officially effective on April 9, but Elon let it be known this very morning that he was no longer joining the board… We have enjoyed and will always appreciate the participation of our shareholders, whether they serve on our board or not. Elon is our largest shareholder and we will remain open to his participation.
To note that Elon Musk was quizzical about Twitter’s next board a few days earlier, and that he tweeted a simple laughing smiley face when this statement was made official on Twitter by Parag Agrawal.
reactions from the billionaire who fueled various rumors on Twitter, in which we can read that the billionaire ultimately had no other goal than to drive Twitter crazyand to worry its main leaders.
Elon Musk trolling twitter is the best thing happening on this site.
Elon Musk trolling Twitter is the best thing happening on this site.
It must be said that only two days ago, the billionaire implied that Twitter was dying, since extremely followed accounts on the network posted little or no content at all.
Most of these “top” accounts tweet rarely and post very little content.
Is Twitter dying? https://t.co/lj9rRXfDHE
Most of these “top” accounts rarely tweet and post very little content.
Is Twitter Dying?
What is Elon Musk up to? At the moment we can get lost in guesswork, but it is very likely that we will soon know what this investment to the tune of $3 billion to become the largest shareholder of Twitter actually represents for the billionaire.
And if you want to go back on any the unlikely story of Elon Musk, the Kremlin and the Chechen President on Twitter, you can read our previous article on the subject.