Elon Musk To Resign As Twitter CEO After Finding A Replacement, To Run Social Media Firm's Software And Servers Teams
Billionaire Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, announced that he will resign as the social media company's CEO as soon as he finds someone willing to take on the role.
This announcement came two days after a poll run by Musk on the platform saw 57.5 per cent of users vote for him to step down.
“I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job. After that, I will just run the software and servers teams,” Musk tweeted on Tuesday.
Musk added the tweet to his earlier post on Sunday in which he had asked in an online poll if he should step down as head of Twitter.
“I will abide by the results of this poll,” he had said.
In a subsequent tweet, Musk had announced that major policy changes for the platform will be put to a vote in the future.
In the past, Musk has often quoted the phrase "vox populi, vox dei," which means "the voice of the people is the voice of God," and has previously abided by the results of Twitter polls.
The vote, which saw over 17 million votes cast, took place from Sunday evening to Monday morning (US time).
Since purchasing Twitter for $44 billion and becoming CEO in October, Musk, who also runs Tesla and SpaceX, has been under fire from left wing ecosystem in US.
Last week, Musk had suspended Twitter accounts of several high-profile US journalists, claiming that the reporters violated a recently implemented policy on sharing location information.
Among those removed from the platform were Ryan Mac of the New York Times, Donie O’Sullivan of CNN, and Drew Harwell of the Washington Post.
The suspensions came after controversy surrounding the deletion of ElonJet, an account created by Jack Sweeney, a US student, that was sharing publicly available data on the location of Musk’s private jet.
Later, Musk reinstated the journalists' accounts after a poll.
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