Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced on Tuesday that he is stepping down from the top job when he finds “someone foolish enough to take the job.” This follows the notably unscientific poll of platform users asking whether he should step aside from leadership of the social media giant.
Musk faced virtually constant criticism — mainly from liberals objecting to conservative voices reinstated on the platform. This continued over the weekend when it was declared that users could no longer link to their other social media accounts.
The billionaire seemed to acknowledge a mistake with this move.
Musk tweeted that “going forward, there will be a vote for major policy changes.” He added, “my apologies. Won’t happen again.”
The change was announced on Sunday while Musk attended the World Cup in Qatar. It was done quietly in a blog post, and many observers believe it was revealed in this manner to obscure the fallout.
I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2022
And that came in the aftermath of responses from over 17.5 million users to his poll. The unscientific results, which admittedly may have been swayed by bot accounts, showed 57.5% believed he should step down.
After confirming his intentions to resign as CEO at an undetermined date, Musk said he will at that point “just run the software and server teams.”
The entrepreneur is also the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. Since his acquisition of Twitter for $44 billion in late October, he has been the target of ridicule from radical leftists and the mainstream media over his efforts to allow true “free speech” and bring transparency to the platform.
Musk thus far has released eight installments of the so-called “Twitter Files.” Many media outlets chose to ignore their explosive content.
However, they revealed the enormous extent that former company executives attempted to stifle conservative voices and deplatform those who did not follow the left’s narrative.
More recent releases showed the deep collusion between Twitter and the Biden administration in suppression of information. The latest batch proved that the platform not only allowed but promoted many fake Pentagon accounts to push military objectives around the world.