Elon Musk closes deal to acquire Twitter and fires CEO Parag Agrawal

Billionaire Elon Musk is the new owner of Twitter and has fired the social media company's four top executives, including Indian-origin CEO Parag Agrawal and legal executive Vijaya Gadde.

According to the New York Times, Elon Musk closed the $44 billion deal to buy Twitter on Thursday. According to the report, Musk "has started cleaning house at Twitter with the firings of at least four top executives," citing people with knowledge of the situation. Agrawal, Gadde, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, and General Counsel Sean Edgett are among the Twitter executives who have been fired. According to the report, "at least one of the fired executives was escorted out of Twitter's office."

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