Thursday as Elon Musk’s deal for Twitter became official he started cleaning house. According to executives close to the matter, Musk fired four top executives. These executives are supposedly Twitter’s Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal, the Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, the Top Legal and Policy Executive Vijaya Gadde, and the General Counsel Sean Edgett. It was also reported by The New York Times that at least one of these executives was escorted out of the building.
It is still unclear if he had completed the deal with Twitter at the time he entered the building and began firing people. Though, as of now, he had a deadline of Friday to complete the $44 billion deal.
Musk has promised to transform the social media platform by taking it private. He hopes by doing this he will be able to have more relaxed content moderation rules. He is also hoping that by firing many of the top execs in the company he will be able to create the environment he has envisioned for the company.
This is most definitely the beginning of the new Twitter under Musk’s control.
Read more on The New York Times.