On March 25th, Elon Musk polled his 80M followers asking them if they "believe Twitter rigorously adheres to the principle of free speech".
The results were resoundingly clear — 70% of the over 2M votes said "No".
The next day, Musk followed this up with another tweet almost hinting that he might consider buildd-ing a new Twitter-like platform. But, the entire narrative quickly took a 180!
In a span of just 10-days, Musk went from criticizing Twitter to becoming its largest shareholder. Naturally, this raised a lot of eyebrows, with some suggesting that the poll was likely a gimmick to drive down Twitter share values so Musk can get a better deal.
But, here's an important fact — Musk had actually bought these shares back on 14th March.
So, either he thinks Twitter makes for a good investment or he has big plans for the company. Now, we know Musk is not an "investor" type billionaire, so option one doesn't entirely makes sense.
As, for the option 2, Musk only owns a passive Twitter stake, which means he has no control over running the company. But, many analysts speculate that this might change very quickly.
Now, yesterday, Parag Agarwal announced that Elon Musk is appointed on Twitter's board so all the theories about what might change will possibly come true. But, only time will tell how things pan out!