Over the weekend, Elon Musk posted a poll on Twitter asking his 122.3 million followers if they thought he should stand down as CEO of the social media platform. The billionaire said that he will follow the poll’s findings, which showed that 57.5% of the more than 17.5 million participants wanted him to resign.
Musk stated in reply to a statement that he had already chosen a new CEO and will resign to become chairman of the Twitter board: “No one wants the position who can genuinely keep Twitter alive. There isn’t a replacement. The Tesla CEO outlined this in a later tweet:
“Finding a CEO is not the issue; the issue is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive.”
Musk received a lot of advice from users not to give up. “I will delete my account if Elon Musk leaves Twitter. One cried, “He’s the reason I opened it in the first place. “Remember, Elon Musk, that the people also decided to kill Jesus. The majority may not always be right. Another person said to the billionaire, “Leaders LEAD, they don’t bow. “Be a champion of free speech. You are necessary to the First Amendment, a third user highlighted.
“I expect to limit my time at Twitter and find somebody else to run Twitter over time,” Musk said in court in November when asked if he wanted to be the CEO of the social media platform.
Musk’s tweet was flooded with responses from those who claimed they could take over as the new CEO of Twitter. Whistleblower Edward Snowden, a supporter of free speech and privacy who has been living in exile in Russia since he revealed a National Security Agency (NSA) spying operation that affected millions of Americans in 2013, was one of many who responded. ” I accept bitcoin as payment,” he wrote.