The Washington Post reported that Elon Musk brought his two-year-old son X Æ a-Xii with him to Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco for an in-depth conversation on October 27, the day Musk assumed ownership of the platform, the publication reported.
The tech billionaire and his team met with trust and security officer Joel Roth in a conference room, where Musk outlined his plans for the site’s future. Post explained that the toys were scattered around the room and X Æ a-Xii was running around.
Soon after the $45 billion deal, Musk fired some of Twitter’s top executives, including Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde, CEO Parag Agarwal, CFO Ned Sehgal and General Counsel Sean Edgett. Gadd’s termination meant that Roth was suddenly the highest-ranking official in Twitter’s trust and safety department.
Members of Musk’s inner circle, including his personal attorney Alex Spiro, tech investor Jason Calacanis and venture capitalist David Sachs, joined Musk at the Twitter headquarters, dubbed their war room after the deal. Musk, his advisers and senior Twitter executives used the space to discuss topics ranging from layoffs to site engineering.
The Post reported that a meeting between Musk and Roth, where they discussed content moderation, including issues related to the Brazilian general election, took place shortly after the mattress was fired. X Æ a-Xii may have been at Twitter’s headquarters that day to attend an office Halloween party, where some employees brought their children.
After about two weeks, Roth finally gave up. She clashed with Musk over a number of issues, including allowing controversial Christian news outlet The Babylon Bee and conspiracy theorist Jordan Peterson to return to Twitter, The Post reported. A Twitter whose policies are defined by order has little need of dedicated trust and security work for its ideological development, Roth wrote in an op-ed for the New York Times after resigning.
Elon Musk is believed to have had 10 children, although his first was born with sudden infant death syndrome at just 10 weeks old. X Æ a-Xii was Musk’s seventh child with musician and former partner Grimes. Since then, he has had twins with Shivonne Zillis, a top executive at Musk’s company Neuralink, and his first daughter with Grimes via a surrogate.