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  • Marijan Hassan - Tech Journalist

Is Elon Musk resigning as Twitter CEO?

Ever since Elon took over as Twitter CEO, there has been no shortage of controversy on the app. His first course of action after taking over was firing more than half of the employees at the company. The tech billionaire has gone on to make a number of unexpected changes in the company including introducing payments for the blue verification check.



All this has led to many people saying that Elon was not well suited for the job and that he would drag Twitter to the ground. So, what did he do? He ran a poll on the app asking whether he should resign as Twitter CEO.


“Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll,” the tweet read.



Well, from 347.4 million views, the results are in and out of the 17 million plus people that voted, 57.5% want Elon out. So Elon, where did you put that sink?


In response, Elon has said that he will be resigning as soon as he finds his replacement. But there is a caveat. Elon said he would resign as soon as he found someone ‘foolish enough’ to take the job.


“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 & servers teams,” Musk said.


From the look of things it may be a while before we get a new Twitter CEO if at all we get any. After spending about $44 billion to purchase Twitter, I doubt Musk will just hand over reigns to the company because users said so.


There have been a number of people who have tweeted about wanting the job but Elon has shut all of them down. And while hires are not done on Twitter, it’s clear that Elon does not see any potential candidate that can run the company better than him.


Replying to one of his followers who suggested that Musk had already found his replacement, the CEO said that no one who wants the job can keep Twitter alive. “There is no successor,” he said.


This is not the first time Elon Musk has conducted a Twitter poll before a major decision. He did the same before reinstating exiled former US president Trump and Kanye West.


Even before becoming Twitter CEO, Musk has always been very active on the app and conducted another poll on whether he should sell his shares in Tesla.


Still, we can’t completely rule out the possibility of him stepping down as CEO. In another of his cryptic tweets, Musk wrote, “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it.”


Maybe it’s a warning to the users that want him out.


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