On Monday, Tesla Inc top boss Elon Musk revealed a 9.2% stake in Twitter Inc, worth nearly $3 billion, making him the micro-blogging site’s largest shareholder. Twitter share rose by close to 25% after the news broke.
While Musk has been raising questions about the ability to communicate freely on Twitter, tweeting last month about free speech and the social media platform, sources suggest that Musk has bought the share to get one of his poorly-drawn sketch removed and the account who drew it suspended.
“The boss absolutely supports free-speech but this time the account went overboard and spammed Twitter with his poorly-drawn sketch. Boss asked him not to hold pencil again but he didn’t listen. and here we are” told Elon Musk’s manager to The Fauxy.