Elon Musk Says He Will Step Down as Twitter CEO After Finding Replacement

Elon Musk said Tuesday he will step down as chief executive of Twitter as soon as a replacement is found.

“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 and servers teams,” Musk wrote on Twitter.

What else has Musk said about stepping down?

Earlier this week, Musk received a clear indication from Twitter users that the majority of them would like to see him step down from the job after weeks of controversy surrounding the social media platform.

Around 57.5% of the 17.5 million people who took part in a poll he posted with the question, “Should I step down as head of Twitter?” answered in the affirmative.

Plumbing to new depths

After months of lawsuits and the near miss of a full-blown trial, Musk finally seized control of Twitter at the end of October. After closing closing the $44 billion (€41.45 billion) deal, Musk entered Twitter headquarters with a sink in his hands.

The ensuing two months have seen mass layoffs, rows over blue check marks, Donald Trump’s account restored, several journalists banned, the prohibition of promoting other social media outlets and Twitter hemorrhaging millions of dollars per day.

This article was originally published on DW.