Written by on April 12, 2022


Shared By Peter Boykin – American Political Commentator / Citizen Journalist


…that’s good news

Conservatives were initially disappointed to hear that billionaire free-speech proponent Elon Musk would not be taking a board seat on Twitter. But give me 2 minutes of your time and you’ll be relieved he didn’t.

Refresher: After suggesting Twitter needed fundamental changes to prevent it from restricting free speech, Musk bought 9.2% of the company (worth $2.9 billion). In response, Twitter offered him a seat on their board.

On Sunday: Twitter’s CEO Parag Agrawal announced: “Elon’s appointment to the board was to become officially effective 4/9, but Elon shared the same morning that he will no longer be joining”

Turning down the board seat is a smart move. The New York Times reported a few of the drawbacks, had Musk taken the board seat:

He would have been restricted from owning more than 14.9% of Twitter’s stock.

“Under corporate governance principles, board members are required to act in the best fiduciary interest of a company and its shareholders”

He would have had just 1 out of 12 votes at board meetings

Musk hasn’t given an official statement on his decision to decline the seat, but he ‘liked’ a tweet that said:

“Let me break this down for you: Elon became [the] largest shareholder for Free Speech[.] Elon was told to play nice and not speak freely”

So it’s conceivable that Musk has bigger plans for his activist stake in Twitter and realized that being a board member would have kneecapped his ability to make changes.

[Source: Post Millennial, The Blaze, Waking Up Right]


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