The billionaire’s messages show his short friendly relationship with the board of directors of Twitter .
Elon Musk is on trial to avoid completing the $44 billion acquisition of Twitter .
The billionaire canceled the deal, assuring that Twitter had not been clear about the number of bots on the platform.
Text messages between Musk and other personalities reveal how the plan to take over Twitter was cooked.
The text messages show friendly exchanges with Jack Dorsey and Parag Agrawal, Twitter ‘s CEO until its eventual breakup, and the offer to buy Twitter, for which he asked Larry Ellison for $2 billion .
The beginning of the idea?
An exchange with one person seems to start Elon Musk ‘s quest to take over Twitter. It seems clear to many people that he intends to buy Twitter, but he’s still doing his best to get on the board of directors.
March 24, 2022
TJ (exactly not identified): Can you buy Twitter and delete it? Please
TJ: America is going crazy. (…)
TJ: Or can you buy Twitter and make it radically free speech?
Elon Musk : Maybe buy it and change it to properly support free expression.
March 26, 2022
Two days later, Elon Musk is already exchanging messages with Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter.
Dorsey indicates to Musk that he doesn’t think Twitter should be a company, but rather a protocol. Relying on advertising puts pressure on sponsors and governments.
Jack Dorsey further indicates that he previously tried to have Elon Musk added to the board of directors.
March 30, 2022
Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer Media Group (with Politico and Protocol among his companies): Why don’t you buy Twitter? We will run it for you. We will establish a platform of true freedom of expression. It would be a real contribution to democracy.
Elon Musk: Interesting idea.
Mathias Döpfner: Seriously. It’s possible. It would be funny.
April 4, 2022
Joe Rogan (mixed martial arts personality and podcaster): Are you going to free Twitter from the censorship mobs?
Elon Musk: I will give advice, which you may or may not follow.