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Elon Musk defends his $50 billion Tesla pay deal at US trial
Musk’s testimony took place in the same Delaware court where he faced a lawsuit by Twitter.
Musk gives workers deadline to decide if they will be ‘part of the new Twitter’
Employees have until tomorrow to choose if they want to stay in or leave the company.
Musk's Tesla compensation trial begins in US court
The court date landed as Musk is facing a deluge of scrutiny over his $44 billion takeover of Twitter.
Reports that Twitter Dublin staff can no longer work from home are 'false', says Musk
The Twitter CEO said remote working is ‘fine’ if staff members cannot be in the Dublin office.
Twitter moves to curb fake accounts, suspends sign-ups for paid blue-check verification system
The U-turn is the latest of a string of chaotic developments at the social network.
Musk tells staff to brace for ‘difficult times’ as he warns of Twitter’s demise
Workers who survived last week’s mass layoffs are facing harsher work conditions and growing uncertainty about their ability to keep Twitter running.
Elon Musk's first email to Twitter staff reportedly ends all remote working
Musk completed his $44 billion takeover of the social media platform nearly two weeks ago.
Elon Musk 'kills' new Twitter label mere hours after launch
Meanwhile, US president Joe Biden has said that Elon Musk’s ties with foreign countries were ‘worthy’ of scrutiny.
'He's in for a block wall': Elon Musk must follow new EU online safety rules after Twitter sale
Musk’s actions since taking over Twitter have prompted warnings from the United Nations.
Twitter starts rolling out paid subscriptions as UN calls for human rights to be respected
Musk’s takeover of Twitter has caused controversy in recent days.
Twitter layoffs before US midterms fuel misinformation concerns as Musk defends sackings
Twitter fired half of its 7,500-strong staff yesterday.
Musk announces $8 monthly charge for verified Twitter accounts
‘Power to the people! Blue for $8/month,’ Musk tweeted.
Dismissing his whole board and paying for blue ticks: Elon Musk's 'diabolical' start at Twitter
The billionaire’s bio now reads: ‘Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator.’
Trolls flooded Twitter with slurs to test ban policy, safety chief says
The issue began hours after Elon Musk bought the platform on Thursday
Elon Musk clarifies no change has been made to Twitter moderation policies yet
“To be super clear…”
Musk announces 'content moderation council' for Twitter
The announcement came as the website’s users wasted no time testing the limits of free speech on the platform.
Poll: Do you use Twitter?
Elon Musk has taken over the social media company.
Billionaire Elon Musk completes Twitter takeover
A US judge had given the billionaire until today to finalise his deal to buy the social media platform.
Elon Musk posts video of himself strolling into Twitter HQ carrying a sink
“Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” he tweeted. Musk also changed his Twitter profile to refer to himself as Chief Twit.
Elon Musk offers to end legal fight and buy Twitter for original offer price of $44 billion
It comes just two weeks before Twitter’s lawsuit seeking to force the Tesla chief to go through with the deal goes to trial.
Elon Musk in Twitter row with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy over Russia 'peace plan'
Musk sparked the controversy on Twitter by proposing a peace deal involving re-running annexation referendum under UN supervision.
Twitter whistleblower appears before US Congress as shareholders back Musk buyout deal
The shareholder decision clears the way for the takeover to close, even as billionaire Elon Musk tries to exit it.
Elon Musk's lawyers cite whistleblower in attempt to terminate $44 billion buyout of Twitter
Zatko’s testimony props up Musk’s argument, referencing ‘extreme, egregious’ gaps in the platform’s online protections.
Elon Musk subpoenas Twitter whistleblower in bid to win buyout battle
The Tesla boss hopes that allegations made by the former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko will bolster his case.
Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares, legal filings show
Musk and Twitter are in a legal battle over his effort to walk away from the April agreement to buy the company.
Elon Musk accuses Twitter of fraud in countersuit over abandoned $44 billion takeover
In its own filing, Twitter rejected the billionaire’s argument, calling it “as implausible and contrary to fact as it sounds.”
Elon Musk countersues Twitter amid battle over abandoned $44 billion takeover
A judge has ordered a five-day trial over Twitter’s lawsuit against Musk to begin on October 17.
Elon Musk and Twitter set to begin court proceedings over botched takeover in October
Today’s hearing will be just the first step in what could be a lengthy legal fight.
Elon Musk wants to delay the start of a court battle with Twitter
Twitter has called Musk’s exit strategy from a contract to buy the firm a “model of hypocrisy”.
Twitter sues to force Musk to complete his $44 billion acquisition
Mr Musk and Twitter have been bracing for a legal fight since the billionaire said on Friday he was backing away from his agreement.
Elon Musk says he is terminating $44 billion Twitter buyout deal
Twitter said it will sue Mr Musk to complete the merger he just rejected, and is “confident” it will prevail.
Elon Musk addresses Twitter staff, targets 1 billion users and a website 'you can't live without'
According to multiple reports, Musk also addressed possible layoffs at the company
Musk accuses Twitter of withholding data and threatens to withdraw bid
The mercurial Musk agreed a deal in late April to purchase Twitter.
Elon Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant
Musk, who is in the process of buying Twitter, used the platform to respond to the allegation.
Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts
Musk yesterday responded with a poo emoji after the Twitter CEO defended the social media platform’s handling of bots.
Elon Musk 'still committed' to $44 billion Twitter takeover despite putting deal 'on hold'
The Tesla chief executive tweeted the news this morning.
Twitter announces hiring freeze and top executives' exit ahead of Elon Musk takeover
Musk’s $44-billion deal to buy Twitter was announced last month but still needs the backing of shareholders and regulators.
Elon Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Donald Trump
Trump has stated publicly that he would not come back to Twitter if permitted.
‘Very worst’ banned Twitter trolls rear up amid Elon Musk buyout bid
For the past three years, volunteers have been monitoring 120 of the most persistent banned users who repeatedly ‘respawn’ profiles on the site.
President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion
Billionaire Elon Musk last week began the process of acquiring Twitter for $44 billion.