Elon Musk says he will step down as Twitter CEO ‘as soon as I find someone stupid enough to take the job’ | Science and technology news
Elon Musk has announced that he will step down as CEO of Twitter “as soon as I find someone stupid enough to take the job.”
That Twitter The boss then said that he would “run only the software and server teams”.
It comes after musk started a poll Asking users for their verdict on his tenureand said he will “stick to the results”.
When the deadline expired on Sunday, 57.5% had voted to leave.
The poll was an apparent attempt to draw a line under his controversial rule.
About 20 minutes after popping the question, as the yes vote neared, he added, “As the saying goes, be careful what you ask for because you may get it.”
In response to a comment, he said, “The question isn’t finding a CEO, the question is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive.”
He added: “No one wants the job that can actually keep Twitter alive. There is no successor.”
Fight against the social media rivals of Twitter
Over the weekend, Musk attacked the platform’s social media competitors by banning the promotion of their accounts on Twitter.
This meant that user accounts could be banned, suspended or deleted for posting links to their profiles on other social media sites, including Meta’s Facebook and Instagram, as well as Mastodon or Donald Trump’s Truth Social.
However, the company later backtracked on its policy, with tweets announcing the move and the support page outlining the rule’s deletion.
Twitter released a poll asking, “Should we have a policy preventing the creation or use of existing accounts for the primary purpose of promoting other social media platforms?”
“No” received 87% of the votes.
Musk pledged to improve Twitter when he took charge by ridding it of fake accounts and improving freedom of speech.
But his actions have sidelined many major advertisers amid concerns about his direction and his ability to pay interest on the $13bn (£11bn) debt Musk took on to buy it.