Elon Musk takes control of Twitter, reportedly ousts top executives

The Elon Musk era at Twitter began Thursday night as the world's wealthiest man took control of one of the world's most influential social media networks, then immediately fired its top executives, multiple sources told practically every major news organization. Among the executives reportedly shown the door were CEO Parag Agrawal, chief financial officer Ned Segal, general counsel Sean Edgett, and Vijaya Gadde, the head of legal policy, trust, and safety.

The people who spoke with The Associated Press wouldn't say Thursday night if all the paperwork had been signed or if the deal had officially closed, but they said Musk is now in charge. Twitter had no immediate comment and it's not clear who Musk will bring in for his leadership team. Now that Twitter is private, he won't be beholden to shareholders.

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