Text messages detailing how Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, and Parag Agrawal destroyed the Twitter deal

Elon Musk’s deposition for the Twitter v.

 Musk lawsuit was postponed until next week, the public still learned more about his ambitions for Twitter as a result of the publication of two slideshow presentations and numerous Musk texts.

The texts show Musk and a variety of contacts — including former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, and podcaster Joe Rogan — talking about everything from the blockchain to putting Oprah on Twitter’s board.

(That part might be a joke, but with Musk, it’s difficult to tell.) But above all, they’re a chronicle of the deal’s slow implosion.

The first key section starts about a month before Musk’s $44 billion offer to buy Twitter

In March of 2022, Jack Dorsey reaches out about one of Musk’s tweets, part of a thread complaining about a lack of free speech on Twitter. 

“A new platform is needed. It can’t be a company. This is why I left,” Dorsey says