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Elon Musk seeks a replacement for his Twitter CEO role

By Liu Hongzuo - on 21 Dec 2022, 1:29pm

Elon Musk seeks a replacement for his Twitter CEO role

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Barely two months after Elon Musk took over Twitter and fired its showrunners, the world’s-almost-richest-man is now looking to swap seats, possibly for his sanity.

Reuters reported that Elon Musk is looking for a replacement for his current Chief Executive role at Twitter, stating that he’s eyeing the software and servers team for a change. Even his Tweet announcing the shuffle wasn’t very kind, referring to the unknown successor as “someone foolish enough to take the job”.

Taking over Twitter has taken a toll on the Tesla CEO. Elon Musk paid out US$44 billion to acquire the social media platform, and had a wild time cutting its staff across all levels and implementing Twitter Blue while juggling with the platform’s breaking code (as a result of letting go a few too many Twitter employees).

All that was happening while Musk was busy suspending Twitter accounts that were too critical of his decisions, and a Twitter account that tracks his private jet’s whereabouts. He was also dealing with backlash over his decisions at Tesla, since he sold US$3.6 billion worth of Tesla stocks in the same week (and therefore, making many shareholders uncomfortable).

Just before Christmas, he gifted the privilege of letting Twitter users vote, asking if he should remain as the platform’s CEO. The voting results may have also inspired his decision to only allow Twitter Blue’s paying users to vote on policy-related polls, since that announcement came shortly after his to-be-or-not-to-be-CEO ask.

Only he would know what comes next. Him, and maybe someone foolish enough to take the job.

Source: Reuters

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