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Twitter Users Vote For Elon Musk To Step Down As CEO Of Twitter In Violent U-Turn

Elon Musk could be set to step down as head of Twitter after a poll he has put up has not gone his way.

The Tesla CEO has caused a stir since taking ownership of the social media platform. He dissolved the board of directors almost immediately, making him the sole owner of the business. He then went on to cut the workforce in half which led to a lawsuit being filed against the company for not providing the members of staff with sufficient notice period when they were let go. On top of that, Musk brought in the $8 per month subscription service in order to have a verified blue tick on their account.

Musk has received a huge amount of backlash for a lot of his choices with the company and has recently put a poll on his Twitter saying:

“Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll.”

Unsurprisingly, 57.5% of the 17,502,391 votes were for “yes” with 42.5% voting “no”.

Musk later put another post out saying: “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it”. Someone responded to him saying “Yep, he already has the new CEO picked out. Elon will retire to being Chairman of the Board and Tweeter.” To which Musk replied:

“No one wants the job who can actually keep Twitter alive. There is no successor.”

Lex Fridman wrote to Musk:

Fun suggestion @elonmusk: Let me run Twitter for a bit. No salary. All in. Focus on great engineering and increasing the amount of love in the world. Just offering my help in the unlikely case it’s useful.”

Musk responded:

“You must like pain a lot. One catch: you have to invest your life savings in Twitter and it has been in the fast lane to bankruptcy since May. Still want the job?”

Although nothing has been confirmed yet, we will be keeping our eyes out for any formal announcements. Despite this, Musk does not seem overly happy with his latest business venture. Since taking over the social media platform, Tesla stocks have taken a dive and he has also been selling more of his Tesla stocks which many are believe is to fund Twitter.