Donald Trump said he was “pleased that Twitter is now in sane hands” after Elon Musk bought the company.
Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion Done on Thursday He reportedly fired the company’s CEO and two other executives.
The world’s richest man tweeted that “the birds are free” and “let the good times roll in”.
He promised to overhaul the service by getting rid of fake accounts and ensuring it was a place where “a range of beliefs can be discussed in a healthy way”.
Donald Trump – arguably once Twitter’s most famous user – banned for allegedly inciting violence with two of his posts after the January 2021 siege of the US Capitol.
However, if his exile may be coming to an end, if Musk It has previously said the ban was “wrong” and “morally wrong”.
Trump celebrated the acquisition of TruthSocial, the conservative social media platform he founded, by tweeting that it “will no longer be run by radical left lunatics and lunatics who truly hate our country.”
Many on the political right have long argued that Twitter and other social media sites are biased against their views and quickly “deplatformed” them.
Musk’s method Twitter Some of those charges could be mitigated because he describes himself as a “free speech absolutist.”
However, he also assured advertisers that Twitter would not become a “hellscape where everyone is free, where everything can be said to have no consequences.”
The former president said the service would become “smaller but better” and it had to “work hard to get rid of all bots and fake accounts”.
He also claimed that his own TruthSocial had become a “phenomenon”, surpassing TikTok, Twitter and Facebook in “numbers” last week.
It’s unclear what numbers he’s referring to, but given the services’ large user bases, that claim is likely false.
Musk completed the acquisition of Twitter a day before the Oct. 28 deadline to avoid taking the deal to court.After Musk, the company has taken legal action to force the deal through Exited in July due to the number of fake and spam accounts.
Earlier this week, Musk posted a bizarre video of himself entering Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters with a sink next to the message: “Enter Twitter HQ – Get the sink in.”
He has also now updated his Twitter bio to read “Chief Twit.”
Musk reportedly told employees during the visit that his plans to cut up to 75% of Twitter’s workforce following the acquisition of the company were incorrect.
It was previously reported that Musk told investors he wanted to cut three-quarters of the company’s 7,500 employees.
He told investors he planned to sell users a premium subscription to reduce reliance on advertising and allow content creators to earn money and make payments, according to Reuters.
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