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Elon Musk has purchased a 9.2% stake in Twitter, making him one of the social network’s largest shareholders. The acquisition of 73,486,938 shares is valued at around $2.89 billion USD, and gives Musk more than four times as many shares as Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.
He Tweeted in part;
“Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?
Musk is an active Twitter user, with more than 80 million followers.