Elon Musk stepping down as Twitter CEO but will still work at company after promising to abide by poll results
ELON Musk has announced that he will step down as Twitter CEO as soon as he finds “someone foolish enough to take the job.”
The shock announcement comes after he posted a poll where users decided whether or not he should continue running the company.
“I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!” Musk wrote in the replies to the poll.
“After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.”
Just two days ago, Musk asked Twitter if he thought he should step down.
In the poll, 57.5 percent of the 17.5million respondents said he should step down as the head of Twitter.
After he acquired the software company for $44billion in October, Musk said that he did not plan on running it for long.
“I expect to reduce my time at Twitter and find somebody else to run Twitter over time,” he said in court in November.
However, just this Monday, the online trickster said: “No one wants the job who can actually keep Twitter alive.
“There is no successor.”
Musk has had a turbulent tenure as Twitter’s CEO as he immediately lost the support of advertisers after taking the helm.
A self-proclaimed champion of free speech, he continues to ban users while developing his ever-changing censorship rules for the app.
Just recently, he suspended young IT student Jack Sweeney who launched a now-deactivated Twitter account that tracked Musk’s private jet and revealed his flight details.
The tech billionaire was spooked after claiming his son X was followed in LA, causing him to limit real-time “doxxing” of someone’s location.
He had threatened legal action against the account’s operator, saying his son had been mistakenly followed by a “crazy stalker.”
Uber Eats driver Brandon Collado reportedly identified himself as the supposed stalker on Saturday.
Collado claimed in a now-deleted tweet that Musk “has connections to me and have stalked me and my family for over a year.”
Collado made “several bizarre and unsupported claims,” according to The Washington Post, believing that Grimes was sending him coded messages through her Instagram post.
Police are investigating the incident with Collado, who claimed that he pulled over at a gas station in Grimes’ neighborhood while making Uber Eats deliveries.
Musk was also recently slammed by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for canceling the accounts of half a dozen journalists who frequently covered him.
As a result of their recent coverage of Elon Musk, Twitter has suspended the accounts of independent journalist Aaron Rupar, CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, Mashable’s Matt Binder, Drew Harwell of The Washington Post, and Ryan Mac of The New York Times.
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