Elon Musk given Twitter board seat in return for promising not to buy more of company

A few weeks ago, Elon Musk tweeted a picture of Hitler with the caption "Don't compare me to Justin Trudeau. I had a budget." Today, Elon Musk joins the board of Twitter, after buying 9.2% of the company.

Here's CEO Parag Agrawal (another target of Musk's jocular contempt):

I'm excited to share that we're appointing @elonmusk to our board! Through conversations with Elon in recent weeks, it became clear to us that he would bring great value to our Board.

He's both a passionate believer and intense critic of the service which is exactly what we need on @Twitter, and in the boardroom, to make us stronger in the long-term. Welcome Elon!

The appointment reportedly came with a provision that he buy no more than 14.9% of Twitter.

Musk recently suggested that Twitter was failing to embody free speech principles and that he might found a competitor. But Musk also fired an employee for posting something he didn't like on YouTube and falsely accused one critic of being a pedophile. So there are no principles or plans here, just the whims of a man with a budget.

Who, by the way, one is now working for when one posts on Twitter!