Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk teased “significant improvements” to Twitter Tuesday after its CEO Parag Agrawal announced he was appointing him to the board of directors.
“Through conversations with Elon in recent weeks, it became clear to us that he would bring great value to our Board,” Agrawal tweeted.
The news came a day after it was revealed Musk bought up more than nine percent of the company’s stock.
“He’s both a passionate believer and intense critic of the service which is exactly what we need on @Twitter, and in the boardroom, to make us stronger in the long-term,” he added. “Welcome Elon!”
Musk responded in a tweet: “Looking forward to working with Parag & Twitter board to make significant improvements to Twitter in coming months!”
Looking forward to working with Parag & Twitter board to make significant improvements to Twitter in coming months!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
On Monday night, Musk put out a Twitter poll asking users if they want an “edit” button. With three million votes in, 73 percent of respondents said yes.
Do you want an edit button?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
“The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully,” Agrawal added.
Many conservatives on the social media platform are hopeful Musk can help right the ship that “permanently suspended” former President Trump, de-platformed conservatives, and labeled Hunter Biden’s laptop story “misinformation” during the 2020 presidential campaign.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) called on Musk to “lift the political censorship….and BRING BACK TRUMP!”
Now that @ElonMusk is Twitter’s largest shareholder, it’s time to lift the political censorship.— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 4, 2022
Oh… and BRING BACK TRUMP!