Twitter Says It Will Hold Employees’ AMA With Elon Musk

  • Twitter holds an AMA session with new company director Elon Musk.
  • The AMA stems from concerns from Twitter staff about Musk’s nomination.
  • Musk took a 9.2% stake in Twitter, making him the largest shareholder of the social media platform.

Twitter will soon hold an AMA (“ask me something”) session with new company executive Elon Musk, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed to Insider on Thursday.

The news, first reported by the Washington Post, came amid staff concerns over Musk’s appointment to the company’s board of directors after he took a 9.2% stake in the social media platform.

“We say that Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. Often we have [at] Twitter is what happens and what people are talking about. That has certainly been the case this week,” Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal said in a company-wide email on Thursday, the Post reported.

“Following our board announcement, many of you have had different types of questions about Elon Musk, and I would like to welcome you to put those questions to him,” Agrawal added, according to the Post.

Multiple Twitter employees have expressed anger and disappointment at Musk’s involvement with the company, Insider’s Kali Hays reported Thursday.

Last month, Musk criticized Twitter for “failing to adhere to the principles of free speech” and undermining democracy.

In a tweet on Tuesday, agrawal welcomed Musk to the board. In answer, musk said: he was looking forward to working with Parag & Twitter board to make significant improvements to Twitter in the coming months!

An avid Twitter user, Musk — who is also Tesla’s CEO — is a divisive figure whose outspoken comments on the social media platform have repeatedly sparked controversy.

In a tweet last month, Musk, for example, challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to single combat over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. And last year he went on to say: Twitter he would sell Tesla stock and donate the proceeds if the United Nations World Food Program could prove that $6 billion from the world’s billionaires would solve a hunger crisis.

And in 2018, Musk famously sparked a firestorm — and an investigation — when he tweeted that he was considering taking Tesla private for $420 a share, and that he had “secured funding.” The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged him for the tweet, claiming he made “false and misleading statements.” Musk and Tesla settled the suit with the SEC for $40 million.

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