Elon Musk says he is terminating Twitter buyout deal
Elon Musk’s 44 billion dollars (£36.5 billion) bid to buy Twitter is on the verge of collapse — after the Tesla CEO sent a letter to the social media company’s board saying he is terminating the acquisition.
Twitter did not immediately respond to a message for comment. It is not entirely clear whether Twitter’s board will accept the one billion dollars (£830 million) break-up fee or if there will be a court battle over the deal.
The possible unravelling of the deal is just the latest twist in a saga between the world’s richest man and one of the most influential social media platforms.
Much of the drama has played out on Twitter, with Mr Musk — who has more than 95 million followers — lamenting that the company was failing to live up to its potential as a platform for free speech.
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