Elon Musk’s Growing Grab Bag of Investors

Twitter’s would-be owner brings a slew of financiers into the fold — and a wide range of views.

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How Twitter’s Board Went From Fighting Elon Musk to Accepting Him

It’s highly unusual to move from a “poison pill” to a $44 billion deal in under two weeks. But Twitter’s board ran out of options.

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Twitter Under Elon Musk Will Be a Scary Place

Mr. Musk has not been a responsible caretaker for the companies he already oversees.

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Twitter Employees Search for Answers as Musk Deal Takes Shape

Workers say they have been left largely in the dark about what a sale to the billionaire would mean for them and their shares in the company.

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Twitter’s Board Is Said to Seriously Consider Elon Musk’s Bid

Twitter’s 11-member board met on Sunday morning to discuss Mr. Musk’s offer to buy the company and take it private.

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With Elon Musk, You Can’t Spell ‘Funding Secured’ Without ‘Fun’

The rocket man shored up $46.5 billion for his Twitter bid, pushing the drama toward its third week.

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Bitcoin Mining Is a Tax on Our Electrical Grid

The willpower to reduce Bitcoin’s carbon footprint is muted amid wild cryptocurrency speculation.

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Twitter Employs Poison Pill to Counter Musk Takeover

The company is intent on trying to fend off the billionaire’s bid to buy it in a deal that could be worth more than $40 billion.

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Twitter Expected to Employ Poison Pill to Counter Musk Takeover

The company appears intent on trying to fend off the billionaire’s bid to buy it in a deal that could be worth more than $40 billion.

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Elon Musk, After Toying With Twitter, Now Wants It All

The billionaire executive recently became one of the company’s largest shareholders. Now he says he wants to buy the whole thing and change how it handles speech.

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How Elon Musk’s ‘Soft Power’ Might Shape Twitter’s Future

Casey Newton and Kara Swisher discuss Twitter’s recent shake-up.

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Elon Musk Joins Twitter Board

After becoming Twitter’s largest shareholder, Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, is joining the social media company’s board of directors.

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Reinvention and Nostalgia: The Project to Remake Twitter

The company is undertaking a far-reaching effort to change how it works. For some, it is an echo of their early idealism and a vision for what the internet could have been.

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Twitter’s Former C.E.O. Has a ‘Too Bad, So Sad’ Approach to Content Moderation

Dick Costolo discusses the unique difficulties of heading the social media platform.

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The New Get-Rich-Faster Job in Silicon Valley: Crypto Start-Ups

Tech executives and engineers are quitting Google, Meta, Amazon and other large companies for what they say is a once-in-generation opportunity with crypto.

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Jack Dorsey Steps Down and Other Silicon Valley Transitions

Twitter’s new boss needs to boost the company’s value, or someone else will.

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How Twitter Can Fix Itself After Jack Dorsey’s Resignation

Twitter’s new leadership faces some tough choices.

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Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Departure Hints at Big Tech’s Restlessness

Jack Dorsey, who is stepping down after six years as Twitter’s chief executive, is one of the tech leaders who seem to have grown tired of managing their empires.

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Who Is Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s New C.E.O.?

A longtime Twitter insider and a confidant of co-founder Jack Dorsey, Mr. Agrawal takes over as the social media company confronts various challenges.

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Jack Dorsey Steps Down as C.E.O. of Twitter

The social media pioneer, whose name has become synonymous with the company, was replaced by Twitter’s chief technology officer, Parag Agrawal.

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Jack Dorsey Expected to Step Down as C.E.O. of Twitter

The social media pioneer, whose name has become synonymous with Twitter, is also the chief executive of another company, Square.

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Under G.O.P. Pressure, Tech Giants Are Empowered by Election Agency

New rulings by the Federal Election Commission protect the flexibility of major social media companies to control political content shared on their platforms.

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Thousands Descend on Miami to Glorify Bitcoin

It was the largest Bitcoin event in the world and the first major in-person crypto conference since the pandemic started. The jargon, the liquor and the millionaire talk flowed.

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Josh Hawley and Donald Trump Haven’t Been ‘Silenced’

But it’s not clear how Facebook should deal with them or how we should deal with Facebook.

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Good Riddance, Donald Trump?

A Facebook-appointed panel avoided a clear decision about Trump’s heinous online behavior. It’s kind of perfect, actually.

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Amy Klobuchar vs. Silicon Valley

The Minnesota senator presents her case for why regulating big tech is crucial for the future of our democracy.

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Lawmakers Grill Tech C.E.O.s on Capitol Riot, Getting Few Direct Answers

The leaders of Google, Facebook and Twitter faced sharp questions about misinformation’s role in the attack and the mental health of children who use their products.

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Congressional Committee Presses Cable Providers on Election Fraud Claims

Before a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked cable companies what they did to combat “the spread of misinformation.”

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Fran Lebowitz Isn’t Buying What Jack Dorsey Is Selling

The 70-year old social commentator and humorist doesn’t have a smartphone. That doesn’t stop her from having a take on big tech (and everything else).

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They Found a Way to Limit Big Tech’s Power: Using the Design of Bitcoin

Companies inspired by the cryptocurrency are creating social networks, storing online content and hosting websites without any central authority.

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Inside Twitter’s Decision to Cut Off Trump

Jack Dorsey, the chief executive, had reservations about locking the president’s account. But the calls for violence that his tweets provoked were too overwhelming.

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Facebook and Twitter Face International Scrutiny After Trump Ban

Human rights groups and activists have spent years urging the companies to do more to remove content that encouraged violence.

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The Scary Power of the Companies That Finally Shut Trump Up

Tech giants were right to ban the president. We still need to break them up.

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Twitter’s Ban on Trump Shows Where Power Now Lies

The ability of a handful of people to control our public discourse has never been more obvious.

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Trump Is Losing His Platforms on Twitter and Facebook

He is running out of places to post.

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Twitter and Facebook Lock Trump’s Accounts After Violence on Capitol Hill

The moves came after critics and even some allies of the social media companies said they had failed to prevent the misinformation that led to chaos on Wednesday.

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Violence on Capitol Hill Is a Day of Reckoning for Social Media

Critics and even some allies of companies like Twitter and Facebook say they have failed to prevent the misinformation that led to chaos on Wednesday.

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What to Expect in Senate Hearing With Zuckerberg and Dorsey

The executives, who have now testified several times in recent years, will most likely face some new questions about how they handled the election.

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Republicans Blast Social Media C.E.O.s While Democrats Deride Hearing

Republican senators accused the leaders of Twitter, Facebook and Google of censorship. Democrats denounced that as posturing.

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Trump Allies Amp Up Fight Over Tech’s Legal Shield Before Election

Their animosity is likely to be on full display at a hearing on Wednesday with the leaders of Facebook, Google and Twitter.

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Where Liberal Power Lies

And why conservatives fear the creep of authoritarianism, too.

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As Twitter and Facebook Clamp Down, Republicans Claim ‘Election Interference’

Conservatives said they would subpoena the chief executives of the social networks, which had blocked an unsubstantiated New York Post article.

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Twitter Will Turn Off Some Features to Fight Election Misinformation

The platform is trying to address growing concern that falsehoods could lead to instability. Most of the changes will start on Oct. 20.

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Jack Dorsey on Twitter’s Mistakes

The social network’s C.E.O. has plans to improve the platform. But will the changes be enough?

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Twitter Struggles to Unpack a Hack Within Its Walls

Even some basic questions about how an array of Twitter’s most popular accounts were taken over remain unanswered.

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Square, Jack Dorsey’s Pay Service, Is Withholding Money Merchants Say They Need

Small businesses say the Twitter chief’s other company is holding on to 30 percent of their customers’ payments during the pandemic.

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Social Media Giants Support Racial Justice. Their Products Undermine It.

Shows of support from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube don’t address the way those platforms have been weaponized by racists and partisan provocateurs.

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Twitter and Square Make Juneteenth a Company Holiday

The day marks the anniversary of when slaves in Galveston, Texas, first learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865.

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Zuckerberg’s Free Speech Bubble

The Facebook chief executive doubles down on a flawed defense of a company policy that allows Trump to post dangerous comments.

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