Elon Musk might soon resign as the head of Twitter.
The enigmatic billionaire posted a poll on Twitter, asking his followers if he should step down as its CEO, adding that he will “abide by the results of the poll.” As of the time of writing, 57.5 percent voted “yes” to his question.
It remains to be seen if Musk will indeed follow through with the resignation, as a replacement is yet to be found. He tweeted that he will resign as soon as he finds someone “foolish enough to take the job” and that he will remain to run the software and server teams.
I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2022
When Musk bought Twitter last October for USD 44bn, he made changes to the platform, many of which were heavily criticized.
He fired staff members, reduced its workforce, and charged USD 8 a month for the verification feature. The latter was previously free and given to high-profile accounts as proof of authenticity.
The social media company, Musk said, was operating at a loss of USD 4m per day, which was the reason for the drastic changes.