Liberal Twitter Board Moves to Block Elon Musk Takeover With ‘Poison Pill’

Twitter adopted a defensive shareholder rights plan on Friday with the intention of thwarting billionaire Elon Musk’s $43 billion takeover bid of the company. This measure, often referred to in corporate legal jargon as a “poison pill,” allows for current Twitter shareholders to purchase additional shares at a discounted price. This move would dilute Musk’s stake in the company and is a commonly utilized way to ward off hostile takeovers.

From the beginning Musk taking over Twitter sounded too good to be true.

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