Elon Musk announces he’s stepping down as Twitter CEO
After a long moment of silence and then blowing hot and cold on the follow-up he intended to give to the poll he himself had initiated, Elon Musk finally announced on Tuesday that he would withdraw from the head of Twitter as soon as he will have “found someone crazy enough” to succeed him.
After several weeks of tension and procrastination regarding the future of the social network since its acquisition for 44 billion euros, Elon Musk asked Twitter users on Monday whether or not he should leave the head of the platform.
A practice that is not unusual for the new owner, who has already used it several times, in particular concerning the reactivation of the account of the former American president, Donald Trump, as well as other suspended users.
Each time the billionaire pledged to respect the result of the survey he initiated, most often with results that went in the direction he was considering. But this time, 57% of the approximately 17 million platform users who voted said they were in favor of his departure.
Back on Monday at the end of the day in the United States, from Doha where he had attended the final of the Football World Cup on Sunday, Elon Musk had initially remained silent, before reacting to tweets suggesting that the result of the survey was the result of a machination and then an army of bots having distorted the result.
Elon Musk questions the result of the poll he initiated on Twitter
At the start of the day on Tuesday, the boss of Twitter had retweeted the result of an opinion poll carried out by the HarrisX institute, with its own sample of users of the platform, and which gave 61% of those questioned in favor. of his retention as Chief Executive Officer.
“Interesting, this seems to suggest that we do have a slight problem with bots on Twitter”, had reacted the owner of the platform in response to the tweet of the institute presenting the results, seeming then to consider remaining at the head of the social network. . He also said that any new polls would be restricted to paying Twitter users.
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