Elon Musk, the new CEO of Twitter, posted a poll on the micro-blogging networking site on Sunday afternoon, asking people if they thought he should continue leading the firm or should resign. After about 12 hours, the results are in with more than 17 million votes, where 57.6% of people agreed that Musk should resign.
Elon Musk’s Twitter Poll
The vote comes less than two months after Tesla’s CEO bought Twitter for $44 billion at the end of October, giving him sole control of the social media firm. The takeover has already proven to be turbulent, with mass firings and executive reshuffling, at the top of Musk’s agenda as he worked his way through the company.
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Musk wrote in his initial post, “I will abide by the results of this poll,” but he hasn’t spoken on the matter since the poll closed at 3:20 in the morning.
Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
Musk further tweeted that,
No one wants the job who can actually keep Twitter alive. There is no successor.
Will Musk Step Down From Twitter?
Since he first published the poll, Musk has been very cryptic in his tweets. One hour after the polls went live, he added, “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it,”
Even earlier, Elon Musk has seen to abide by the poll verdicts, as very recently he un-banned former United States President Donald Trump after a Twitter poll concluded in setting the account free.
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Musk Hinted To Leave
In spite of the fact that the poll would appear to be a spur-of-the-moment decision, the newly appointed head of Twitter has already given indications that he does not intend to be CEO in the long run.
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In November, Musk stated that he planned to most likely look for a new executive to lead the social media site. Tess Renearson, who was in charge of crypto at Twitter, left the company in November as well.
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