According to Twitter, Elon Musk, the CEO of luxury Electronic Vehicle car maker Tesla, has been added to the company’s board of directors.According to the French news agency AFP, Twitter CEO Prague Agarwal wrote in a tweet on Tuesday that “we are adding Elom Musk to our board of directors.”He said talks with Elon in recent weeks had made it clear that his involvement would be of great benefit to the board.Elon Musk will remain on the board until the annual meeting of Twitter shareholders in 2024.Elon has promised not to buy more than 14.9% of Twitter’s shares during this time.Recently, Elon Musk became the largest shareholder of this platform.
The Musk bought the shares on March 14, the stock exchange said on Monday. This means that Elon Musk acquired the shares before starting his public talk on Twitter.
Earlier, Elon Musk had questioned Twitter’s policy of free speech, saying “this platform is harming democracy.”Despite this, Musk also mentioned the possibility of launching a social media network in comparison to Twitter.Elon
Musk, himself an active Twitter user, has been critical of the policies of social media platforms. He says Twitter is not upholding democratic values because of its failure to ensure freedom of expression. Elon Musk’s tweet came as he asked users in a Twitter poll, “Is Twitter upholding the principles of freedom of expression?” In response, 70% of the respondents said no.Musk told his more than 80 million followers on Twitter that he was “seriously” considering building his own social media platform.