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Musk says he’ll be Twitter CEO till a substitute is discovered

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Elon Musk mentioned Tuesday that he plans on remaining as Twitter’s CEO till he can discover somebody keen to interchange him within the job.

Musk’s announcement got here after hundreds of thousands of Twitter customers requested him to step down in an unscientific ballot the billionaire himself created and promised to abide by.

“I’ll resign as CEO as quickly as I discover somebody silly sufficient to take the job!” Musk tweeted. “After that, I’ll simply run the software program & servers groups.”

Since taking on San Francisco-based Twitter in late October, Musk’s run as CEO has been marked by rapidly issued guidelines and insurance policies which have typically been withdrawn or modified quickly after being made public.

He has additionally alienated some buyers in his electrical car firm Tesla who’re involved that Twitter is taking an excessive amount of of his consideration.

A few of Musk’s actions have unnerved Twitter advertisers and turned off customers. They embody shedding half of Twitter’s workforce, letting go of contract content material moderators and disbanding a council of belief and security advisors that the corporate shaped in 2016 to deal with hate speech, little one exploitation, suicide, self-harm and different issues on the platform.

Musk, who additionally helms the SpaceX rocket firm, has beforehand acknowledged how tough it will likely be to seek out somebody to take over as Twitter CEO.

Bantering with Twitter followers final Sunday, he mentioned that the particular person changing him “should like ache quite a bit” to run an organization that he mentioned has been “within the quick lane to chapter.”

“Nobody needs the job who can really hold Twitter alive. There isn’t any successor,” Musk tweeted.

As issues stand, Musk would nonetheless retain overwhelming affect over the platform as its proprietor. He fired the corporate’s board of administrators quickly after taking management.