Elon Musk will step down as Twitter CEO when he finds ‘somebody silly sufficient to take the job’

Elon Musk stated Tuesday that he plans on remaining as Twitter’s CEO till he can discover somebody keen to exchange him within the job.

Musk’s announcement got here after tens of millions of Twitter customers requested him to step down in an unscientific ballot the billionaire himself created and promised to abide by.

“I’ll resign as CEO as quickly as I discover somebody silly sufficient to take the job!” Musk tweeted. “After that, I’ll simply run the software program & servers groups.”

Since taking on San Francisco-based Twitter in late October, Musk’s run as CEO has been marked by quickly issued rules and policies which have typically been withdrawn or modified quickly after being made public.

He has additionally alienated some investors in his electric vehicle company Tesla who’re involved that Twitter is taking an excessive amount of of his consideration.

A few of Musk’s actions have unnerved Twitter advertisers and turned off customers. They embody laying off half of Twitter’s workforceletting go contract content moderators and disbanding a council of trust and safety advisors that the corporate fashioned in 2016 to deal with hate speech, youngster exploitation, suicide, self-harm and different issues on the platform.

Musk, who additionally helms the SpaceX rocket firm, has beforehand acknowledged how troublesome it is going to be to seek out somebody to take over as Twitter CEO.

Bantering with Twitter followers final Sunday, he stated that the particular person changing him “should like ache rather a lot” to run an organization that he stated has been “within the quick lane to chapter.”

“Nobody desires the job who can truly preserve Twitter alive. There isn’t a successor,” Musk tweeted.

As issues stand, Musk would nonetheless retain overwhelming affect over platform as its proprietor. He fired the company’s board of directors quickly after taking management.

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