Athletes react to Elon Musk buying Twitter.
It’s official. Elon Musk has bought Twitter. After weeks of speculation, the mogul has finally agreed to a $44 million deal with the social media platform.
“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 announcing the deal according to the NY Times. “Twitter has tremendous potential — I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”
Obviously, this purchase means something … and even the world’s athletes reacted to the news.
Twitter independent board chair Bret Taylor said, “The Twitter Board conducted a thoughtful and comprehensive process to assess Elon’s proposal with a deliberate focus on value, certainty, and financing the best path forward for Twitter’s stockholders.”