Musk Pledges to Scale Up Work Standards in Twitter After Acquisition Completed
09:32 GMT 08.05.2022 (Updated: 12:56 GMT 14.04.2023)
© AP Photo / Richard DrewFILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
© AP Photo / Richard Drew
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk said he would significantly increase work ethic standards in Twitter once he officially acquires the social media platform.
Last week, Twitter said it agreed to be acquired by Musk in a deal worth $44 billion, although it is still subject to shareholder approval.
"Work ethic expectations would be extreme, but much less than I demand of myself", Musk said on Twitter on Friday.
The company will be "super focused on hardcore software engineering, design, information security and server hardware", he added.
© AFP 2023 / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKIIn this file photo taken on March 9, 2020 Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC
In this file photo taken on March 9, 2020 Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC
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Musk previously said that he would like to revolutionise Twitter’s role in public debate as "free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated".