Over the years, Twitter has undergone various changes in leadership, with the latest CEO being none other than Elon Musk. Musk’s leadership of the platform has been nothing short of controversial, with his actions and statements often making headlines.
However, Musk recently took things to a new level by giving a rare live interview with a BBC reporter. During the hour-long conversation, Musk discussed his leadership of the social media platform and reflected on his first six months in charge.
The interview touched on a range of topics, from Musk’s purchase of Twitter to his plans for the company’s San Francisco headquarters. Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters has two buildings. “We’re only using one of the buildings so that the other building could be a homeless shelter,” Musk said.
“We tried to turn it into a homeless shelter,” but the owners rejected it, the tech mogul told the BBC. “They won’t let us.”
“We would like to do it right now … If the building owner lets us, we’ll do it,” he added.
He also discussed his emotional reaction to negative media attention and admitted that there had been mistakes along the way. However, he expressed confidence that Twitter is moving in a positive direction.
One of the more lighthearted moments of the interview came when Musk joked that his dog is now the company’s CEO. He also took issue with a question about hate speech on the platform, demanding specific examples from the journalist and accusing him of lying.
Despite the tense moments, the interview was generally well-received by viewers, who appreciated the rare opportunity to hear from Musk directly. Moreover, the interview shed light on his vision for Twitter and his willingness to take risks, even if they come with emotional strain and mistakes along the way.
However, it remains to be seen whether the controversial billionaire will continue to make public appearances in the future or if this interview was a one-time event.