Twitter Inc. co-founder
relationship with Twitter’s chief government officer a day after the social-media platform accepted the billionaire’s $44 billion takeover bid, in line with textual content messages made public Thursday.
The messages, disclosed as a part of a lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court over Mr. Musk’s stalled deal to take the social-media firm personal, present Mr. Dorsey praising CEO
forward of a proposed assembly on the finish of April.
“I want to make sure Parag is doing everything possible to build towards your goals until close” Mr. Dorsey wrote in a message to Mr. Musk dated April 26. “He is really great at getting things done when tasked with specific direction.”
The textual content messages additionally present that Mr. Dorsey tried to get Mr. Musk on the Twitter board earlier than the Tesla Inc. CEO’s buying a big stake within the firm earlier this 12 months. In a textual content alternate from the top of March, Mr. Dorsey wrote to Mr. Musk: “I tried my hardest to get you on our board, and board said no. That’s about the time I decided I needed to work to leave, as hard as it was for me.”
Mr. Dorsey stepped down as Twitter’s CEO on the finish of November and left the board in May.
The Wall Street Journal beforehand reported that Mr. Dorsey had been a part of a shadow crew that was encouraging Mr. Musk’s takeover of the corporate behind the scenes. The texts disclosed Thursday present extra particulars of Mr. Musk and Mr. Dorsey’s fascinated by the way forward for the platform and Mr. Musk’s doable takeover.
Twitter didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. Representatives of Mr. Musk and Mr. Dorsey didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
Mr. Dorsey’s efforts to easy a relationship between Mr. Musk and Mr. Agrawal seem to have been short-lived, in line with the texts made public Thursday. Mr. Dorsey, recognized within the submitting as “jackjack,” provided to arrange a telephone name between Mr. Musk and Mr. Agrawal “to discuss next steps and get really clear on what’s needed.”
Mr. Agrawal “would be able to move fast and clear then. Everyone is aligned and this will help even more,” Mr. Dorsey wrote, in line with the court docket paperwork.
After the decision, Mr. Musk texted Mr. Dorsey: “Parag is just moving far too slowly and trying to please people who will not be happy no matter what he does.”
Mr. Dorsey responded: “At least it became clear that you can’t work together. That was clarifying.”
In May, Mr. Musk tweeted that the deal was briefly on maintain amid considerations over the variety of pretend and spam accounts on the platform. Mr. Agrawal posted his personal collection of tweets explaining how the corporate handles spam and bots.
Mr. Musk responded with a number of tweets, together with one which was solely a poop emoji.
Mr. Dorsey has publicly shared his assist for Mr. Musk’s possession of Twitter. Hours after Mr. Musk’s settlement was introduced, he framed it as a liberation from the grip of public possession and promoting.
“Twitter as a company has always been my sole issue and my biggest regret. It has been owned by Wall Street and the ad model,” Mr. Dorsey tweeted on April 25. “Taking it back from Wall Street is the correct first step.”
“Solving for the problem of it being a company however, Elon is the singular solution I trust,” Mr. Dorsey wrote. “I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness.”
Write to Meghan Bobrowsky at [email protected]
Copyright ©2022 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8