Elon Musk May Step Down As Twitter CEO
Twitter’s new boss, Elon Musk, may consider stepping down as the micro-blogging company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Musk through his verified Twitter handle, tweeted on Sunday night asking tweeps to vote on whether he should step down as Twitter’s CEO.
At the time of filing this report, 56.6 per cent want Musk to resign as CEO, while 43.5 per cent would be happy if he continues to run the company.
Musk has pledged to abide by the poll’s results when it ends.
“Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll” Elon Musk tweeted.
Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
Since buying Twitter and taking over as CEO in late October, the billionaire owner of Tesla has been involved in a series of controversies on the ‘blue app.’
After buying the company for $44 billion from its former CEO, Jack Dorsey, Musk began to make controversial changes to its policy and personnel.
He sacked several of Twitter’s top executives and half of the company’s staff immediately after becoming its CEO and announced a stop to remote working for the remaining, lucky employees.
He then gave the remaining staff an ultimatum that they needed to do “extremely hardcore” work or leave, an announcement that saw hundreds or so of the remaining staff quit the company.
Musk further switched gears by introducing a verification policy which compels users to pay at least $8 to get the blue badge.
Although the billionaire said he acquired the social media platform to promote free speech, Musk has become the subject of criticism on the platform since he took over the company.