(ReliableNews.org) – Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon recently alleged the Tesla founder, Elon Musk, reached out to him about the company’s suspension from the tech platform.
According to Dillon, Musk asked him if the Bee had been suspended and he confirmed it was true. Twitter suspended the company in March for mocking transgender US Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, naming her “Man of the Year.” When the satire site’s CEO confirmed the suspension, he alleges Musk said he “might need to buy Twitter.” Dillion said the Tesla founder is the largest shareholder now.
Musk reached out to us before he polled his followers about Twitter's commitment to free speech. He wanted to confirm that we had, in fact, been suspended. He even mused on that call that he might need to buy Twitter. Now he's the largest shareholder and has a seat on the board.
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) April 5, 2022
An SEC filing recently revealed Elon Musk owns a 9.2% stake in Twitter. He’s also now a member of the company’s board of directors.
Musk’s stock purchase took place on March 14, according to the SEC filing. The Babylon Bee’s tweet about Levine was on March 15 and the website’s suspension came on March 20, six days after the billionaire’s purchase. Although Musk did not buy the shares of Twitter because of the suspension, there are rumblings he might use his position on the board to get the website’s suspension lifted. However, all this remains a speculation because Musk has not confirmed the two even had a conversation.
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