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Elon Musk Outlines His Plans For Twitter While On The Met Gala Red Carpet

Elon Musk Outlines His Plans For Twitter While On The Met Gala Red Carpet

Flanked by his supermodel mother Maye, the tech billionaire said wants to make the site as inclusive as possible.

Elon Musk has shared his plans for Twitter while attending the 2022 Met Gala in New York City.

Everyone is dying to know what the tech billionaire has in store for the social media site after his $44 billion takeover bid was accepted by Twitter.

As he attended the glitzy event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he was asked by Vogue's host La La Anthony about his vision.

Standing alongside his supermodel mother Maye Musk on the red carpet, Musk replied: "[It] would be to make Twitter as inclusive as possible, and to have as broad a swath of the country and the rest of the world on Twitter, and that they find it interesting and entertaining and funny, and that it makes their life better."

It appears he definitely took that mantra in his stride while on the Met Gala red carpet as he posed in awkward and funny poses for the world's cameras.

When asked how he felt his outfit slotted into this year's theme of Gilded Glamour, he just said he was 'just following the dress code'.

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The plans that he revealed on the red carpet play into what he has previously said about the site.

After his takeover bid was accepted, he said he wants to promote 'free speech'.

"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," he explained.

Musk recently sold $4.8 billion (£3.82 billion) worth of Tesla shares shortly after Twitter agreed to sell the company to him.

The SpaceX boss sold 5.3 million shares of Tesla stock for an average price of $905.30, as reported by CNN.

Tuesday ( 26 April) last week marked the biggest one-day drop in Tesla shares since 2020 at 12 per cent.

Some reports suggest that Musk has sold the shares to help fund his venture with Twitter, however, this is unconfirmed.

Musk tweeted following the news: "No Further TSLA shares planned after today."

James Anderson, who is a portfolio manager at Baillie Gifford, and is one of the carmaker’s earliest investors and a top 10 shareholder, said: "I’ve learnt that it’s wrong to underestimate his extraordinary energy and bandwidth.

"What we are hearing suggests that [Tesla] is running so well that Musk isn’t or doesn’t need to be involved day-to-day."

Featured Image Credit: Anthony Behar/Sipa USA

Topics: Elon Musk, Twitter