Elon Musk’s Controversial Twitter Takeover: A Timeline in Tweets

the bird is freed

That was Elon Musk’s tweet about Twitter itself on October 28, the day after he acquired the company. It was a move that confused a lot of people.

What could the Tesla owner possibly want with a social media platform like Twitter?

If you’re unlike Twitter’s new owner and CEO and don’t have loads of time to follow his feed over the last few months, here’s what you missed.

The Bird is Freed

The deal was sealed on October 27, 2022 —Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion. His first order of business is to clean the house. He immediately fires Parag Agrawal as CEO as well as other top-level executives.

From Massive Layoffs to Paid Verification, Twitter Has Had a Lot of Changes

Many employees found out they were being terminated in an email, or after they were locked out of Twitter’s internal communications systems.

Another major change for Twitter employees is a ban on remote work. The new CEO now requires staff to render a minimum of 40 hours in the office.

Massive updates are being rolled out on the platform as well. The most shocking, so far, is the paid verification service. Users can pay a monthly fee of $7.99 to get and keep their blue check.

In other breaking Twitter news, Elon Musk has reinstated the accounts of users who were previously on a permanent ban. These controversial figures are Donald Trump, Kanye West, and Andrew Tate.

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