Elon Musk Talks Staffing, Free Speech in Twitter Employee Meeting

Elon Musk, speaking via a smartphone that he appeared to be holding in front of him, told Twitter employees that he wants to dramatically increase the platform’s users and didn’t rule out layoffs as he works to complete his planned $44 billion takeover.

The billionaire serial entrepreneur also outlined his thoughts on free speech and discussed the possibility of alien life, according to employees who participated in the meeting Thursday. His appearance during the wide-ranging, roughly 45-minute virtual gathering marked another twist in what has been an unusual takeover bid.