Tears were literally flowing at Twitter headquarters on Monday after Elon Musk’s offer to buy the social media platform was accepted as one high-ranking employee reportedly broke down and cried during a staff meeting about the purchase.
On Tuesday, Politico reported that Twitter’s top lawyer, Vijaya Gadde, called a virtual meeting among policy and legal teams that she oversees to discuss how Musk would impact the company.
“Gadde cried during the meeting as she expressed concerns about how the company could change, according to three people familiar with the meeting,” Politico reported. “She acknowledged that there are significant uncertainties about what the company will look like under Musk’s leadership.”
Politico also noted that “Gadde, who has worked at Twitter since 2011, is the key executive charged with overseeing Twitter’s trust and safety, legal and public policy functions.”
The attorney is apparently so well respected within the company that she is seen “internally as Twitter’s ‘moral authority,’” Politico added.
On Monday, The Daily Wire reported that Musk bought the social media company at $54.20 per share in a deal valued at $44 billion.
“The transaction was unanimously approved by Twitter’s board and is expected to close this year subject to the approval of Twitter’s shareholders and other regulatory approvals,” The Daily Wire added.
For his part, all Musk has promised to do so far is to provide more opportunities for free speech while advocating transparency regarding algorithms.
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said in a statement on Monday.
“I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans,” he added. “Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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