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A timeline of billionaire Elon Musk's bid to control Twitter

Elon Musk announced on Friday that his plan to buy Twitter in a proposed $44 billion deal is “ temporarily on hold ” as he tries to pinpoint the exact number of spam and fake accounts it has.

Here’s a look at some of what’s transpired between the billionaire Tesla CEO and the social media platform.

1. March 26: Musk, who has 80 million Twitter followers and is active on the site, said that he is giving “serious thought” to building an alternative to Twitter, questioning free speech on the platform and whether Twitter is undermining democracy.

2. April 4: A regulatory filing reveals that Musk has rapidly become the largest shareholder of Twitter after acquiring a 9% stake, or 73.5 million shares, worth about $3 billion.

3. April 5: Musk is offered a seat on Twitter’s board. CEO Parag Agrawal said in a tweet that “it became

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