Elon Musk completes $44 billion takeover of Twitter.

The world’s richest man closed the deal on Thursday night (27/10/22), and two of the company’s top executives, CEO Parag Agrawal and chief financial officer Ned Segal, have left the firm since the takeover, according to Bloomberg.

Referring to Twitter’s logo, Larry Bird, Elon tweeted: “the bird is released”

Twitter has yet to confirm the sale of the company, but an early investor in the firm confirmed to the BBC that the deal had been completed.

The 51-year-old businessman, who is CEO of Tesla, changed his Twitter bio to read: “Chief Jerk”

Earlier this week, Elon, who has more than 110 million followers on the platform, shared a video of himself arriving at Twitter headquarters with a sink.

He wrote: “Entering Twitter HQ – make it clear!”

Elon also posted: “Met a lot of cool people on Twitter today!”

What’s more, Elon used Twitter throughout the week to outline his motivation for buying the platform and his vision for how it could moderate content.

In a post titled “Dear Twitter Advertisers,” he wrote: “I bought Twitter because it is important to the future of civilization to have a shared digital town square where a wide range of beliefs can be discussed in a healthy way without resorting to violence.”

Elon added that there was a huge danger that social media would split into far-right and far-left echo chambers that could divide society, warning: “In the relentless pursuit of clicks, much of the traditional media feeds and caters to these polarized extremes because they believe it is something that brings in money, but at the same time the opportunity for dialogue is lost.

“Obviously Twitter can’t become a hellscape where you can say whatever you want without consequences! In addition to complying with the laws of the land, our platform must be warm and welcoming to all, where you can choose the experience you want according to your preferences, just as you can choose, for example, to watch movies or play video games, from all ages and ending with adults. (yes)”