Why I sold Twitter to Elon Musk – Jack Dorsey
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has explained why the microblogging platform was sold to billionaire Elon Musk.
Musk agreed to acquire Twitter for around $44 billion on Monday night.
The 50-year-old bought the firm for $54.20 per share, the same price he offered on April 14.
In explaining why he is selling Twitter, Jack stated that Elon Musk is the only way to achieve Twitter’s goal of being managed for the public benefit.
According to him, he trusts Elon’s goal of creating a platform that is “maximally trusted and broadly inclusive”.
His tweets read, “I love Twitter. Twitter is the closest thing we have to global consciousness. The idea and service is all that matters to me, and I will do whatever it takes to protect both. Twitter as a company has always been my sole issue and my biggest regret. It has been owned by Wall Street and the ad model. Taking it back from Wall Street is the correct first step.
“In principle, I don’t believe anyone should own or run Twitter. It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company. Solving the problem of it being a company, however, Elon is the singular solution I trust. I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness.
“Elon’s goal of creating a platform that is “maximally trusted and broadly inclusive” is the right one. This is also @paraga’s goal, and why I chose him.
“Thank you both for getting the company out of an impossible situation. This is the right path…I believe it with all my heart.”
Jack assured that Twitter will continue to serve the public conversation.
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