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Why did Elon Musk carry a sink into Twitter HQ?

Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk marked his acquisition of the social media platform by carrying a sink into Twitter HQ

Roddy Cons
This video grab taken from a video posted on the Twitter account of billionaire Tesla chief Elon Musk on October 26, 2022 shows himself carrying a sink as he enters the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Elon Musk changed his Twitter profile to "Chief Twit" and posted video of himself walking into the social network's California headquarters carrying a sink, days before his contentious takeover of the company must be finalized. (Photo by various sources / AFP) (Photo by -/Twitter account of Elon Musk/AFP via Getty Images)

One of the world’s richest men is now in charge of one of the world’s most influential social media platforms after Twitter, which has more than 230 million users, announced the completion of Elon Musk’s acquisition of the company on Friday.

CNN sources reported that the deal had, in reality, been closed on Thursday evening before a court-ordered deadline to buy the business expired, and hours after the Tesla and Space X CEO had hinted at the completion of the takeover on social media. Musk tweeted “the bird is freed” and changed his bio on the platform to “Chief Twit.”

And those were far from being Musk’s first jokes of the week about his new project. On Wednesday, before the acquisition had been completely finalised, the South-African born business magnate walked into Twitter HQ in San Francisco carrying a white porcelain sink. All, seemingly, for the purpose of a pun.

“Entering HQ – let that sink in! he tweeted above a video of his entrance into the building, presumably referring to the constant speculation, since as far back as 2017, over whether he would finally make Twitter his own.

There had been widespread reports that Musk would be looking to make a huge number of layoffs, with Bloomberg claiming that he would cull as much as 75% of the current Twitter workforce. However, it has now been suggested that Musk himself has told staff that that is not the case.

One of Musk’s first acts following the takeover was to fire a number of top executives, including chief executive Parag Argawal, CFO Neg Segal and Vijaya Gadde, the head of legal policy, trust and safety.


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