Twitter is now in “sane hands”, former US President Donald Trump has said.
Mr Trump was kicked off the microblogging site after he voiced support for rioters who attacked the US Capitol in January 2021.
The platform has since been bought by Tesla billionaire Elon Musk who has promised to champion free speech - leading to speculation that Mr Trump could have his account reactivated.
“I am very happy that Twitter is now in sane hands, and will no longer be run by Radical Left Lunatics and Maniacs that truly hate our country," Mr Trump wrote on TruthSocial.
"Twitter must now work hard to rid itself of all of the bots and fake accounts that have hurt it so badly. It will be much smaller, but better. I LOVE TRUTH!"
Mr Musk was pictured carrying a sink into the company yesterday - “let that sink in” - and has already begun to shake things up.
Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in! pic.twitter.com/D68z4K2wq7
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 26, 2022
“He let go of at least four of the key executives in the firm - including the CEO and the CFO,” Newstalk’s Tech Correspondent Jess Kelly explained to The Hard Shoulder.
“He also, most importantly, changed his Twitter bio to ‘Chief Twit’ - which I think is pretty apt.
“He seems to be wasting no time getting his teeth into tackling Twitter.”
Staff are especially nervous about job cuts and advertisers are worried about their product being promoted alongside misinformation.
“Stories are breaking and being made on Twitter,” Ms Kelly continued.
“It is such an influential platform and … If this was five years ago I would have said, ‘Ah, look people aren’t that silly. People will be able to see through the nonsense.’
“But surely we have learnt some very tough lessons over the years that shows that that is not the case?”
Main image: Trump and Musk. Picture by: Alamy.com