Elon's pending purchase of Twitter has enraged many, while others have been thrilled at the idea of the Tesla founder taking over the platform. Many are wondering if users like former president Donald Trump will have their account reinstated after being banned. But regardless of whether anyone will return to Twitter, Elon is making a big splash at Twitter headquarters.
Elon Musk Walks into Twitter Headquarters Carrying a Kitchen Sink Days Ahead of Closing His $44 Billion Deal
Earlier today, Elon tweeted, "A beautiful thing about Twitter is how it empowers citizen journalism – people are able to disseminate news without an establishment bias." This is why many people on the Right (or even people who are in the center of the political aisle) support Elon taking over Twitter; they use the app as a source of news, especially because there is a growing mistrust of mainstream media companies.
A couple hours after that tweet, Elon posted a video of himself walking into the Twitter headquarters carrying a kitchen sink and smiling. "Entering Twitter HQ - let that sink in!" he tweeted. The tweet has more than 400,000 likes and 81,000 retweets.
During the last several months, Elon nearly abandoned the deal to purchase Twitter at $54.20 per share when he learned that many of the accounts were just bots. But Twitter brought forth legal action, and they proceeded forward with the deal. Reportedly, the deal will close on Friday, making Elon the official owner of Twitter. He has already changed his Twitter bio to "Chief Twit."
Many Twitters users are already asking in the replies for Elon to fix the algorithms that cause their content to be shadowbanned and for random tweets to keep showing up in people's timelines. Elon hasn't been clear about what he plans to change about the company (other than adding an edit button), but it's safe to say things will be very different on the social media platform in the coming months.