Elon Musk has set a company-wide town hall during which he will directly address Twitter employees for the first time since he launched his $44 billion bid to take over the social media platform.
The virtual meeting is slated for Thursday, according to a Monday email from Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, which was later obtained by Business Insider. All workers will be allowed to submit questions to Twitter’s potential new owner in the days leading up to the sit-down.
Twitter in April revealed that it had agreed to sell to Musk at a cost of $54.20 per share, making him the platform’s new owner, pending regulatory approval by shareholders. A spokesperson recently said that vote was set for August, but the 50-year-old has repeatedly clashed with Twitter in the weeks since he kicked off his efforts to acquire the tech company.
Since mid-May, Musk has repeatedly threatened to scrap the deal, claiming that Twitter has refused to provide him an accurate tally of bots and fake accounts currently on the site. Last week, the company reportedly said it would meet his request and give him access to its “firehose” of raw data on hundreds of millions of daily tweets.
And that’s not the only drama the deal has faced — employees have expressed concerns about Musk’s wild behavior, noting that it could destabilize the social media company. Some workers have said his core values could cause a shift in workplace culture.
With News Wire Services