Elon Musk says he will leave the Twitter CEO role — but not right away

CNN — Twitter owner Elon Musk confirmed Tuesday evening that he will step down as the company’s CEO, but only when he identifies a successor, directly addressing for the first time a Twitter poll he created this week in which millions of users voted for his oster. In a tweet, Musk said he would resign “as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!” He added that following his resignation as CEO, Musk would “run the software & servers teams” on Twitter, indicating he may continue to exercise significant influence on the company’s decision-making. The announcement comes after more than a day of silence about the poll following its outcome. On Monday, after more than 17 million users had voted — 57.5% of whom said Musk should resign — the billionaire executive addressed the results only indirectly. He suggested that future Twitter polls could be restricted to paid users of Twitter Blue, the company’s subscription service. Musk’s poll asking users whether he should resign as CEO came after a massive backlash to Twitter’s abrupt suspension of several journalists who covered him, as well as Twitter’s decision to ban, and then un-ban, links to other social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram. and Mastodon, a fast-growing Twitter rival that has octupled in size since October.

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