Elon Musk becomes Twitter’s largest shareholder.

Elon Musk becomes Twitter’s largest shareholder.

The Tesla chief executive, who has been critical of Twitter’s content moderation policies,

The Tesla chief executive, who has been critical of Twitter’s content moderation policies,

has bought 9.2 percent of the social media company.

has bought 9.2 percent of the social media company.

Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, has spurred speculation that he might seek to play a role in Twitter.Credit...

Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, has spurred speculation that he might seek to play a role in Twitter.Credit...

On Monday, a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that Mr. Musk

On Monday, a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that Mr. Musk

had bought a 9.2 percent stake in Twitter,

had bought a 9.2 percent stake in Twitter,

the social media platform where he has over 80 million followers.

the social media platform where he has over 80 million followers.

The purchase appears to make Mr. Musk Twitter’s largest shareholder,

The purchase appears to make Mr. Musk Twitter’s largest shareholder,

by the end of Monday, after news of his buy-in sent Twitter’s share price soaring more than 27 percent, it was worth about $3.7 billion.

by the end of Monday, after news of his buy-in sent Twitter’s share price soaring more than 27 percent, it was worth about $3.7 billion.

The shares are a fraction of Mr. Musk’s reported $270 billion-plus net worth.

The shares are a fraction of Mr. Musk’s reported $270 billion-plus net worth.