Elon Musk bought Twitter after the then-CEO refused to ban the billionaire’s plane tracking account: A book

Elon Musk bought Twitter after the then-CEO refused to ban the billionaire’s plane tracking account: A book

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President Tweet may be living up to his title!

An upcoming book, “Battle for the Bird,” claims that Elon Musk began his Twitter takeover attempt after former CEO Parag Agrawal rejected his request to shut down @ElonJet.

The account, run by Jack Sweeney, uses publicly available information to track Musk’s private plane, upsetting the father of 11.

Sweeney runs several accounts that track high-profile people, such as Taylor Swift, who has threatened to sue the college student.

“Musk unsuccessfully asked Agrawal to remove a Twitter account that was tracking his private plane,” Bloomberg reporter Kurt Wagner said in an excerpt from his book, published in Bloomberg News.

Musk began buying Twitter shares soon after, which led him into talks with founder Jack Dorsey.

He initially sought a seat on the board before agreeing to buy the social media platform outright.

It paid a staggering $44 billion for the loss-making business in October 2022.

Bloomberg reporter Kurt Wagner claims in his upcoming book “Battle for the Bird” that Elon Musk began his Twitter takeover bid after former CEO Parag Agrawal rejected his request to shut down @ElonJet. Reuters

After taking office and giving himself the title “President Tweet,” he quickly fired Agrawal, along with most of the other executives and more than half of the company’s employees.

But more importantly, Musk finally suspended @ElonJet – along with several journalists.

Sweeney began posting again about 24 hours after Musk threatened legal action.

The college student laughed it off, denouncing Musk’s “hoax.”

“I think it’s a hoax, but we’ll have to see,” Sweeney told The Washington Post at the time.

Author Wagner claims that Musk “unsuccessfully petitioned Agrawal to remove the Twitter account that was tracking his private jet.”

“It’s hard to say.”

Just as he has a relaxed attitude towards billionaire threats, he is not afraid of Swift, who is also a billionaire.

“Her team believes they can take over the world,” he told The Washington Post.

Swift’s representatives accused him of threatening her safety by publishing her locations.

The pop star has had numerous experiences with stalkers, the latest of which was a New York City man who was arrested outside her Tribeca apartment last month and found to be “mentally unfit” to stand trial.

Unable to suspend the aircraft spotting account, Musk began looking to acquire the entire company, which he purchased for a staggering $44 billion in October 2022.

“We cannot comment on any ongoing police investigation, but we can confirm that the timing of the stalkers suggests a connection,” Swift’s publicist Trey Payne told The Post.

Swift has since sold one of her private jets.




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