Twitter shouldn't have an overlord, its founder and on-again-off-again CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted late Monday night. But if it must, then Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, is as good as it gets.
"Elon is the singular solution I trust," Dorsey said of the social media's impending change in ownership. Earlier Monday, Musk prevailed in his bid to take the company private for $54.20 a share.
Dorsey, a bitcoin maximalist, preceded his statement with an ode to decentralization: "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. Solving for the problem of it being a company however," requires Elon, and Elon alone.
"Taking it back from Wall Street is the correct first step."
Dorsey's message follows a day of Twitterverse hand-wringing over the ramifications of a super-rich, bombastic billionaire grabbing control of his favorite megaphone. That debate could have an impact on crypto, too, as Musk has made his fondness for DOGE payments no secret.
For his part, Musk has pledged to prioritize free speech on Twitter, a message of open dialogue that Dorsey praised.
"Elon’s goal of creating a platform that is 'maximally trusted and broadly inclusive' is the right one. This is also @paraga’s goal, and why I chose him. Thank you both for getting the company out of an impossible situation. This is the right path...I believe it with all my heart," Dorsey tweeted.