Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posted Radiohead’s “Everything in its right place” in a nod to Elon Musk taking over the company in a deal that’ll close at $44 billion

Dorsey prefaced his conversation thread by expressing his love for Twitter and the desire to protect the company and what it stands for. The Twitter co-founder noted how the social media company is now owned by Wall Street and the advertisement model, saying that taking it back is the first correct step. 

He continued, “In principle, I don’t believe anyone should own or run Twitter. It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company.” However, the former Twitter CEO has wholeheartedly extended in Musk being the solution to Twitter’s current woes, saying “I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness.” Dorsey had earlier criticized the Twitter board as being “dysfunctional” amid the tussle between Musk and the directors for the ownership of the social media company. 

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Dorsey noted that Musk’s push to be more inclusive, which stems from the entrepreneur’s belief in absolute free speech, is echoed by current CEO Parag Agrawal, who was chosen by Dorsey as his replacement when the former stepped down. However, Agrawal has spoken to Twitter employees about being unsure of the direction of the company under Musk’s ownership. Reuters also cited research firm Equilar, saying Agrawal stands to make $42 million if his position is terminated with a change in ownership. 

The former Twitter CEO concluded his thread, saying “I’m so happy Twitter will continue to serve the public conversation. Around the world, and into the stars!” 

Radiohead’s song, which Dorsey quoted, uses the title as a refrain multiple times. Part of the Kid A album, it highlighted the British band’s shift from the mainstream music in ‘Pablo Honey’, ‘The Bends’, and ‘OK Computer’. However, the experimental album ended up gaining them more fame. 

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Twitter, too, is looking at a move away from previous practices with Musk emphasizing he wants his worst critics to remain on the platform. The entrepreneur also posited that Twitter headquarters could be turned into a homeless shelter. Dorsey believes the social media giant is headed in the right direction with Musk taking over, though some like ex-Reddit CEO Yishan Wong feels that the billionaire is in for a world of pain with his free speech principles.