This time, Musk decided to shock the public with his question, asking if he should step down as CEO of Twitter.
Billionaire Elon Musk has loved voting since day one, when he bought Twitter. He asked users if Apple should notify customers about the censorship or if he should pardon Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. This time, Musk decided to shock the public with his question and asked if he should step down as CEO of Twitter. This vote surprised the company’s employees and senior management.
“I will abide by the results of the survey,” promised Musk, who bought the social network in October for $44 billion.
At the end of the vote for Elon Musk to step down as CEO, 17.5 million people voted, more than 57%.
Every day since Twitter’s ownership change, journalists follow Musk’s every move. Criticism and condemnation were caused by the businessman’s decision to establish rather harsh working conditions, and then dismiss almost half of the employees of the social network. The Tesla founder’s proposal to ban Twitter users from sharing links to their accounts on competing platforms, such as Facebook or Instagram, drew a mixed reaction.
However, even if the billionaire decides to leave his post, this does not mean that he will refuse to make key decisions about the future fate of the platform or even sell it. Also, there remains the question of who will replace Musk.
“No one wants to work for the people who actually support Twitter. There is no successor, ”the billionaire warned in his microblog.
The businessman promised to think about stepping down as CEO a month ago. He later told a Delaware judge that he planned to reduce his time on Twitter and eventually find someone to take the helm of the platform.