Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees for the first time on Thursday, projecting a need to “streamline staff” but offering some other new details about its $44 billion acquisition of the social media company. Musk appeared via video call 10 minutes late in what turned out to be a question-and-answer session moderated by a Twitter executive, in which Musk reflected on the existence of aliens and other space civilizations and his opinion that Twitter should help “civilization and consciousness.” .” He told Twitter staff that he wants to grow the service’s user base to at least a billion people and said advertising would remain important to the company, despite previously saying he believes Twitter shouldn’t run ads. according to audio of the meeting heard by Reuters. “I think advertising is very important for Twitter,” Musk said. “I am not against advertising. He would probably talk to the advertisers and say, ‘hey, let’s make sure the ads are as entertaining as possible.’” The best of Express PremiumTop qualityPremiumPremiumPremium Twitter employees flocked to an internal Slack channel during the session, posting memes and complaining that Musk wasn’t providing helpful answers about his views on the business and employee compensation.