Elon Musk will be the new owner of Twitter as the social media platform has accepted the Tesla CEO's $44-billion bid. Musk’s first order of business is to establish Twitter will no longer be a publicly traded company once Musk becomes the owner.
Musk has previously said Twitter needs to go private to become a genuine free speech platform and reach its true potential. Prior to the deal being announced, Musk tweeted he wants his harshest critics to stay on the site. He said, "that is what free speech means."