Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday night that he would step down from the CEO role at Twitter Inc. after finding a successor. This comes two days after he asked users whether he should step down — most respondents answered “Yes.”
“I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!” Musk tweeted. But the billionaire will still be running “the software & servers teams.” These are critical areas at the social media company to control product decisions.
Musk’s tweet was in response to a Sunday night poll that asked users whether he should step down as head of the company. The survey attracted 17.5 million votes, with 57.7% of respondents voting “Yes.”
After suggestions were made that bots might have skewed the survey, an actual poll with real people conducted by Harris, a voter research company, found the opposite result, with 61% of respondents voting “Yes” for Musk to continue his crusade to liberate Twitter.