According to New York Times technology reporter Mike Issac, it's a lot of Musk's personal friends and staff.
Issac tweeted on Sunday explaining that his understanding of "the folks running things in the "war room"," aka Twitter HQ is David Sacks, Jason Calacanis, Sriram Krishnan, Jared Birchall, Alex Spiro, and "a fleet of Tesla/Boring Co engineers."
\u201cso my understanding is at twitter HQ, the folks running things in the \u201cwar room\u201d are Musk, David Sacks, Jason Calacanis (VCs/Elon pals) Sriram Krishnan (exTwitter/current a16z), Elon\u2019s legal and finance head guys (Spiro, Birchall) and a fleet of Tesla/BoringCo engineers\u201d
So who are the people supposedly helping Musk lead Twitter at the moment?
Sacks is a partner at a venture capital fund but he and Musk go way back. The two worked at Paypal together back in the late 90s and Sacks was an angel investor in SpaceX.
Like Musk, Calacanis is also an internet entrepreneur. The two seemingly have been pals for a long time.
Since Musk acquired Twitter, Calacanis has been highly involved in changes. Already he's tweeted asking people for opinions on paying for a blue check mark and asked advertisers what needs improvement.
\u201cDay Zero LFG! \u2615\ufe0f \ud83d\udc26\u201d
Krishnan previously led product teams at Twitter and currently invests in crypto. Krishnan confirmed he was helping Musk out "temporarily."
\u201cNow that the word is out: I\u2019m helping out @elonmusk with Twitter temporarily with some other great people. \n\nI ( and a16z) believe this is a hugely important company and can have great impact on the world and Elon is the person to make it happen.\u201d