Twitter owner Elon Musk has confirmed that he will keep his promise to step down as the company’s chief executive officer, after users of the platform voted for him to step down, but hinted that finding a successor could be costly. may take some time.
“I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone stupid enough to take the job! After that, I’ll just run the software team and the server,” musk announced in a tweet on Tuesday.
CNBC previously reported that Musk is “actively looking, asking questions, trying to figure out who the real pool of candidates could be.”
On Sunday, the billionaire posted an informal poll asking Twitter users whether he should step down as head of the company. About 57.5% of the 17 million respondents voted for Musk to leave his post. On Monday, Musk announced that from now on, only Twitter Blue subscribers will be able to voice their opinion in polls about policy changes on the platform.
After completing a $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, Musk became its majority owner, which means no one can force him to leave. However, in recent weeks, the CEO has introduced a number of controversial changes, causing a backlash from the public. At the same time, self-styled “absolutist free speech” authorized the release of internal documents that provide transparency into Twitter’s past decision-making process.
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