Elon Musk says he's ready to step down as head of Twitter when he finds a replacement
Elon Musk bought the social network for the sum of 44 billion US dollars.
< p class="e-p">Elon Musk announced on Twitter on Tuesday his intention to leave the head of the social network as soon as he “finds someone crazy enough” to replace him, explaining that he will then focus on the “software and servers teams”.
The platform owner was reacting to the result of the poll he himself had initiated on Monday on Twitter. When asked if he should step down as CEO or not, 57% of the 17 million voters answered in the affirmative.
After saying that he would comply with the result of his poll, Mr. Musk had sent rather mixed signals in recent hours and seemed to believe that the result had been skewed by the vote of bots.
Less than eight weeks after taking over the social network for 44 billion US dollars, Twitter does not see the storm abating. The company is on the brink of financial abyss and has lost a number of advertisers due to the risk posed by the billionaire's drive to reduce content moderation.
Earlier in the day, Elon Musk had retweeted the result of an opinion poll carried out by the HarrisX institute, among his own sample of users of the platform, and which gave 61% of those polled in favor of keeping him as CEO.
Interesting. This seems to suggest that we do have a slight bot problem on Twitter, the platform owner reacted to the institute's tweet presenting the results.
Elon Musk also indicated that any new polls would now be restricted to paying Twitter users.
In the past, the businessman had relied on on polls to support controversial decisions, such as the reactivation of former US President Donald Trump's account, as well as those of other users who have been suspended.
Several American media had on their side assured that Elon Musk had put himself in search for a replacement, citing unnamed sources.