Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter on Thursday and said it needs to be transformed as a private company.Credit…Suzanne Cordeiro/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, is famously enigmatic.
On April 4, when he first disclosed that he had bought enough shares of Twitter to become the social media site’s largest shareholder, he didn’t have much to say and appeared on the surface to be working amicably with Twitter executives.
Parag Agrawal, the company’s chief executive, posted tweets supporting the move, calling Mr. Musk “a passionate believer and intense critic of the service, which is exactly what we need.”
But on Thursday, when disclosing that he wanted to purchase the company, Mr. Musk had a lot to say, sharing several critiques of the company and ideas for its future.
“I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe…