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Elon Musk has dissolved Twitter’s board of directors, consolidating his control over the company.
The move was discovered in Files filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
The document ensures that Musk has become sole director of twitter On October 27, after the “consummation” of the contract on the takeover of the company.
The nine dismissed directors include former board chairman Bret Taylor and former CEO Parag Agrawal.
Another of the directors, the president of the British Chamber of Commerce, Baroness Lane-Fox, declined to comment when approached by BBC News.
Musk and his team were also widely rumored to be considering massive job cuts.
The first of these could hit one in four staff members, according to the newspaper The The Washington Post.
Twitter did not respond to the BBC’s request for comment on this report.
US media also reported that Musk was bringing in high-profile allies to work on Twitter, including tech investor Jason Calacanis, who changed his Twitter bio to “meme boss” on the platform and posted a photo of a cup of coffee. company logo.
“Question of national security”
Amid widespread scrutiny of Musk’s inauguration, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy said he had asked the US government to review the security implications of the deal, given the heavy involvement of companies linked to Saudi Arabia on Twitter.
“We should be concerned that the Saudis, who have a clear interest in suppressing political speech and influencing US policy, are now the second largest owner of a major social media platform,” Murphy tweeted.
“There is a clear issue of national security and Cfius [el Comité de Inversión Extranjera en Estados Unidos] I should do an examination.”
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