Elon Musk begins Twitter reign by firing CEO, top executives
Elon Musk has kicked off his tenure as the new owner of Twitter by giving the boot to the social...
Elon Musk has kicked off his tenure as the new owner of Twitter by giving the boot to the social media giant's top leadership.
After closing a $44bn deal to buy the company on Thursday, Musk swiftly fired three of Twitter's most senior executives in a signal of his intent to put his stamp on one of the world's most influential social media platforms.
Chief Executive Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, and Vijaya Gadde, head of legal, policy and trust, were all shown the door, according to multiple media reports citing people familiar with the situation.
Sean Edgett, Twitter's general counsel, was also given the sack, the Washington Post reported, citing an unnamed source.
Agrawal and Gadde were both reportedly escorted from Twitter's San Francisco headquarters following Musk's firing, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Twitter and Musk have yet to officially confirm the firings.
Musk, a self-described free-speech absolutist, had repeatedly clashed with the company's leadership over their stewardship of the social media platform.