Musk says he’ll resign as Twitter CEO when he finds a successor

Share post:

Elon Musk said he would resign as CEO of Twitter once he found a replacement, in response to a poll that showed users wanted him to step down. He adds that he will continue to lead the software and servers teams after his replacement is found.

He had previously promised to follow the outcome of a Twitter poll in which 57.5% of users voted “yes” to him leaving the role. According to the poll results released on Monday, 10 million votes, supported Musk stepping down just weeks after acquiring the company for $44 billion.

In a tweet, Musk said he would resign “as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!” He added that following his resignation as CEO, Musk would “run the software & servers teams” at Twitter, indicating he may continue to exercise significant influence on the company’s decision-making.

Musk has used Twitter polls to make other decisions on the platform, including the reinstatement of former US President Donald Trump’s account and the accounts of other suspended users.

Earlier this week, he mocked a report that he was looking for someone to take over as CEO of Twitter, tweeting that “no one wants the job who can actually keep Twitter alive.”

The sources for this piece include an article in Reuters.

Featured Tech Jobs


Related articles

Apple reduces forecasts for Vision Pro as demand cools in key US market

In an unexpected shift, Apple has drastically reduced its shipment forecasts for the upcoming Vision Pro, indicating a...

FTC says Microsoft’s layoffs at Activision Blizzard may threaten merger approval

The FTC has expressed dissatisfaction with Microsoft's layoffs at Activision Blizzard, challenging the integrity of the Microsoft-Activision deal....

Delaware court voids Musks $56 billion dollar compensation

Tesla's stock experienced a notable downturn following a Delaware court's decision to void CEO Elon Musk's massive $56...

IT World Canada strikes partnership with Canadian Cybersecurity Network

Goal is to make it easier for infosec pros to access each organization

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways