Twitter shareholders approve of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's $44 billion deal.

Twitter's shareholders have voted to approve a deal with Elon Musk to buy the companyfor $44bn (£38bn).

The decision was made quickly during a conference call with investors from the company's San Francisco headquarters.

The meeting follows explosive testimony from Twitter's former head of security Peiter Zatko in front of the US Senate.

The firm's former head of security, Mr. Zatko, went on to say that Twitter was "a decade behind" security standards

The mostly classified topics of conversation largely focused on national security issues - and is not affiliated with Mr Musk's campaign to withdraw from the purchase of Twitter.