August 15, 2022

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion – The Denver Post

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By MICHELLE CHAPMAN, MATT O’BRIEN and TOM KRISHER

In just ten days, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has gone from popular Twitter contributor to the company’s largest individual shareholder to a would-be owner of the social platform — a whirlwind of activity that could change the service dramatically given Musk’s self-identification as a free speech absolutist.

Twitter revealed in a securities filing Thursday that the sometimes whimsical billionaire has offered to buy the company outright for more than $43 billion, saying the social media platform “needs to be transformed as a private company” in order to build trust with its users.

“This is not a sort of way to make money,” Musk said during an onstage interview at the TED 2022 conference Thursday. “Having a public platform that…

Michelle Chapman

2022-04-14 13:42:32

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