Elon Musk says he’ll step down as Twitter CEO

Elon Musk says he'll step down as Twitter CEO

Elon Musk announced Tuesday that he’ll step down as Twitter’s CEO as soon he finds “someone foolish enough” to replace him at the social media giant.

Musk revealed his intention after he polled Twitter users on Sunday about whether or not he should continue to lead the platform he bought for $44 billion in October.

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Elon Musk announced he will step down but will need to find a replacement first.
Musk’s new ownership of the social media platform has caused a lot of backlash during his brief reign.
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“I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!” Musk tweeted to his 122 million followers. “After that, I will just run the software and servers teams.”

When he first created the poll, Musk said he would abide by the results, which eventually showed 57% of users wanted him to step down as CEO.

Musk has previously allowed users to determine actions taken by the company through Twitter polls he’s pushed out on his own account, including whether to reinstate former President Donald Trump after he was banned following the Jan. 6, 2021 riot on the US Capitol.

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