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Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for more than $40bn

Tech entrepreneur makes offer of $54.20 a share in cash to ‘unlock potential’ of social media site

How ‘free speech absolutist’ Elon Musk would transform Twitter

Elon Musk has launched an audacious bid to buy Twitter for $43.4bn (£33bn), saying he wants to release its “extraordinary potential” to boost free speech and democracy across the world.

The Tesla chief executive and world’s richest person revealed in a regulatory filing on Thursday that he had launched a hostile takeover of Twitter. He further confirmed the move in a public appearance at the TED conference in Vancouver later that day.

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