Elon Musk Looks for “Foolish” To Become Twitter Chief

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk on Tuesday disclosed he will retire as Twitter’s chief executive after he finds a replacement.

He took to his Twitter account to say “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!”

Musk further announced in a tweet that “After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.”

Musk’s statement comes following Twitter users voted for him to step down in a poll conducted by the platform’s billionaire owner.

Nearly 57.5 percent of people voted in favour of Elon Musk stelling down as Twitter chief while more than 17.5 million votes were cast in the Twitter poll.

The Tesla CEO conducted his poll after Twitter’s announcement that it would no longer allow the “free promotion” of other social media platforms which did not sit well with Twitter users and resulted in backlash.

Musk, who bought Twitter in October for $44bn, has sparked controversy after his decision of taking control of the influential social media platform.

Recently, Musk, who also runs Tesla and several other startups, temporarily barred more than half a dozen journalists after charging the media of putting his family in threat by publicizing the location of his private jet.

Musk disclosed this after modifying the site’s ‘doxxing’ rules to restrict accounts that track private planes.

Flight tracking data compiled by the United States Federal Aviation Administration is shared online by private websites such as FlightAware and Flightradar24.

Musk had earlier seemed to reject a report Twitter chief was looking for someone to take over this role by posting a laughing emoji and claiming that no one wanted the job of keeping Twitter alive.

As Elon Musk took charge of the social media giant, Tesla’s share price has declined by one-third, sparking speculation that the billionaire has come under pressure to step back from the social media platform.

Read more: Elon Musk to Finally Own Twitter

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