More than 10 million people voted in favor Elon Musk He stepped down as Twitter’s chief executive in a post on the site late Sunday.
But the billionaire, who bought the company 50 days ago and installed himself as its chairman, insists there is no successor in the wings. “Nobody wants a job that can actually keep Twitter alive” he said In social network. “No heir.” responds To another user who said they could do the job, Musk added, “You’re going to love the pain. One catch: You have to invest your life savings in Twitter, which has been on the verge of bankruptcy since May. Do you want more work?”
asked Musk on Sunday Twitter Users are asking whether he should step down as chairman of the company, promising to stick to his poll results.
When the poll closed on Monday, 57.5% said he should step down.
Being the majority owner of a private company, no one can force Musk out. But the series of confusing results over the past few days have even caused some of his closest supporters to cut ties with him.
Last week’s decision to ban an account tracking the location of his private jet followed a mass suspension of prominent journalists who reported on the ban. This led some concerned users to defect to other social networks, notably its decentralized competitor Mastodon, whose own account was banned for posting a link to JetTracker’s account on a rival site.
On Sunday, Musk reacted by banning all links to other social networks, including Mastodon, Instagram, Facebook and smaller sites like Nostr, used by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, and Linktree, a homepage-building tool favored by influencers.
The ban was lifted later in the day, following a Twitter poll from a Twitter security account. Kasthuri says “Moving forward, voting for major policy changes. My apologies. Not going to happen again.” But the move was a final straw for some. Paul Graham, an Anglo-American venture capitalist who backed Musk a month ago, said: “It’s remarkable how many people who have never run any kind of company think about how to run a tech company, rather than someone who runs Tesla. SpaceX.” Graham declared the move “the last straw” and said users could find a link to his Mastodon profile on his personal website. His account was disabled for the post.
Musk has a history of selling a tenth of his Tesla shares and using Twitter polls to rubber-stamp key decisions. After a referendum in 2021Recovering Donald Trump’s account After the second last month and reinstatement of suspended accounts The third followed. “Vox populi, vox tea,” Musk tweeted after the Trump poll.
But on several occasions, he gave the impression that he had already made up his mind about the decision before posting: He had already announced the sale of his Tesla holdings, for example, long before he voted, and his plan to reinstate Donald Trump was discussed before he bought Twitter. The decision to step down as chief executive was hinted at long before the Twitter poll was released. On November 16, he Delaware told the judge He plans to “reduce my time on Twitter and find someone else to run Twitter over time.”