Elon Musk Opts Not to Join the Twitter Board Amidst Buying the Platform’s Shares

Elon Musk Opts Not to Join the Twitter Board Amidst Buying the Platform’s Shares

The CEO of Tesla has recently become the largest shareholder of Twitter and was automatically given a seat on its Board of Directors.

An April 4th filing by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started floating around social media, unveiling that Elon Musk purchased 9.2% of Twitter’s shares back on March 14th. Consequently, the "Musk Effect" went into motion as the TWTR stock went up approximately 27%, and, obviously, Dogecoin saw an uprise of about 10% on the same day.

This made sense as, just a few weeks after the acquisition, Musk started asking his followers about Twitter’s terms of use, and wondered if there is a need for a "new platform."

When the news went public, Tesla’s CEO hinted at Dogecoin payments for the Twitter Blue subscription and started pitching more ideas on how to make Twitter a better platform. 

With that being said, Musk’s insight might have been short-lived as Parag Agrawal, who is the CEO of Twitter, announced that the CEO of Tesla won’t be joining him on the Board of Directors. While the reason behind the decision was not disclosed, Agrawal shared only that Musk thought it was better for him not to be a part of the team.

Likewise, Binance’s Changpeng Zhao had a fun response to Musk’s decision. He tweeted: "Why join a board where you have to sit through long meetings when you can just tweet?"

Dom Z. - Crypto Analyst

by Dom Z. - Crypto Analyst, BitDegree


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