Musk Ousts Twitter’s Censorship-Loving Board Of Directors, Becomes Sole Director In Game Changing Move

Oct 31, 2022 | Political News

A Monday filing reveals Tesla Co-Founder and Space X CEO Elon Musk appointed himself the sole director of Twitter, dissolving Twitter's Board of Directors after finalizing his acquisition of the company last Thursday for an impressive $44 billion dollars.

The Hill reports:

“Elon Musk has been named sole director of Twitter, dissolving the board in place before he completed his $44 billion acquisition of the company, the social media platform said in a securities filing on Monday.”

As a result, Musk gained unprecedented control over the social media giant. This should also give Musk the necessary breathing room he needs to implement genuine changes in Twitter's infrastructure — changes Twitter sorely needs. The company has struggled to turn a profit for most of its history. More importantly, Twitter has lost the trust of the general public. For example, Republicans decry the partisan nature of many of Twitter's censorship policies — which they allege disproportionately affect Conservatives. Musk himself agrees with this sentiment, saying:

“I’m worried about de facto bias in “the Twitter algorithm” having a major effect on public discourse.

How do we know what’s really happening?”

Many Democrats have sounded the alarm on Twitter but for radically different reasons. Democrat Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) recently called for an investigation into Twitter due to alleged Saudi influence — a company linked to the Saudi ruling family is now the second-largest owner of Twitter.

As a result of this move, the Hill reports, “Twitter’s board members Bret Taylor, Parag Agrawal, Omid Kordestani, David Rosenblatt, Martha Lane Fox, Patrick Pichette, Egon Durban, Fei-Fei Li and Mimi Alemayehou will no longer serve on the board, the company said.”


One of the first moves Musk announced was a “content moderation council” designed to combat concerns of political bias. While the board has yet to convene by Musk's own admission, this is a welcome announcement from the free speech defending Tesla CEO.

“Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints. No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.”

While this is still a developing story, we can say this with certainty — anyone who agrees that free speech is a “bedrock” principle of Democracy is an excellent fit to run Twitter — which has turned into a digital town square.