Elon Musk will quit as Twitter CEO “as soon as I find someone foolish…”

Dec 21, 2022, 2:55 PM EST
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Elon Musk will quit as Twitter CEO "as soon as I find someone foolish..."
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On Tuesday night, the controversy surrounding Elon Musk‘s purchase of Twitter took a new turn. After a recent poll found that 57 percent of people thought Musk should step aside, the billionaire vowed he would…eventually. “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!” Musk tweeted. “After that, I will just run the software and servers teams.”

Musk conducted the poll over the weekend, drawing attention to the ongoing controversy at the social media behemoth. Musk tweeted, “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it.”


He also stated “No one wants the job who can actually keep Twitter alive. There is no successor.” These statements raise doubts about whether he will conduct a thorough search for a new CEO. Meanwhile, it appears to be the status quo at Twitter, which has seen a large employee exodus, confused rollouts, and the revelation of the so-called “Twitter Files” in the two months since Musk purchased the platform.

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