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Elon Musk confirms that he will resign as CEO of Twitter: what will come next? | Digital Trends Spanish

Elon Musk says he will step down as CEO of Twitter “as soon as I find someone dumb enough to take the job.”

The billionaire businessman, who acquired the social media company in late October in a deal worth $44 billion, made the statement in a tweet Tuesday night, adding that once a new CEO is in his Instead, “he will only manage 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 & server teams.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2022

The decision to resign as CEO follows a Twitter poll conducted by Musk last week in which he asked, “Should I resign as head of Twitter?” He added at the same time that he would abide by the results of the survey.

More than 17 million people voted in the poll, with 57.5% saying he should resign and 42.5% saying he should stay in his place.

Musk was silent on the matter until Tuesday, when he confirmed for the first time since closing the poll that he would indeed honor the result and bring in someone else to run Twitter.

Of course, at this point, no one has any idea how long it will take to find someone willing to take on the task of figuring things out on Twitter. Also, it will be interesting to see if, as many people already believe can happen, Musk continues to call the shots from behind the scenes.

Since Musk took over Twitter less than two months ago, there has been a lot of turmoil and controversy surrounding the platform, including mass layoffs, reinstatement of thousands of previously banned accounts, confusion over Twitter’s premium tier Blue and the recent ban, then reinstatement, of several accounts belonging to journalists who have criticized Musk.

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