SAN FRANCISCO– Elon Musk said he will stick to the results of a Twitter poll calling for his resignation by the boss of the social media platform once he finds a replacement.
Musk tweeted Sunday, “Should I step down as Twitter boss? I will stick to the results of this poll.”
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More than 17.5 million users cast their vote and 57.5% voted in favour.
“As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for, because you might get it,” he also tweeted Sunday, later adding, “Those who want power are those who least deserve it.”
Musk then remained silent for two days before finally responding to his own poll on Tuesday night, saying, “I will step down as CEO as soon as I find someone stupid enough to do the job!” After that I will just run the software & server teams.”
It wasn’t immediately clear how serious Musk was about stepping down from his leadership role.
Musk has conducted a series of unscientific polls on key issues facing the social media platform, including whether to reinstate journalists he had suspended from Twitter, drawing widespread criticism in and outside of media circles would.
The polls have only added to growing turmoil on Twitter since Musk bought the company for $44 billion in late October, potentially leaving the company’s future direction in the hands of its users.
Since buying Twitter, Musk has led a dizzying array of changes that have unsettled advertisers and alienated users. He has laid off half the workforce, removed moderators from contract content and dissolved a council of trust and safety advisers. He has stopped enforcing the COVID-19 misinformation rules and has filed criminal charges against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert spearheading the country’s COVID response.
The Associated Press and ABC News contributed to this report
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