Elon Musk posted a ballot on Sunday asking Twitter customers if he ought to step down as CEO of the social media firm, and stated he would adhere to the end result.
Musk appointed himself CEO lower than two months in the past, instantly after he finalized his $44 billion takeover of Twitter on the finish of October. He promptly dissolved its board of administrators and laid off roughly half the corporate’s workers.
“Ought to I step down as head of Twitter? I’ll abide by the outcomes of this ballot,” he tweeted Sunday night, giving customers the choice to vote “Sure” or “No.”
Inside two hours, greater than 5.8 million customers had voted, with 57.8% voting sure and 42.2% voting no.
Following Musk’s resolution to fireside prime executives and appoint himself CEO in October, Bloomberg reported that the billionaire seemingly deliberate to serve within the position on an interim foundation.
Within the replies to the tweet, Musk stated he had not chosen a substitute, after a person instructed he had already chosen one.
“Nobody desires the job who can really preserve Twitter alive. There isn’t a successor,” Musk tweeted.
The transfer is in step with Musk’s erratic management of the corporate up to now. He has repeatedly made coverage selections on obvious private whims, together with in latest days when he abruptly suspended a number of distinguished tech journalists who had reported on him.
Musk claimed they’d doxxed him by posting hyperlinks to a web site that tracks his flights.
Final month, he restored the Twitter accounts of a number of banned customers with out rationalization, after initially pledging to type a content material moderation council to make selections on reactivating suspended accounts. He reinstated former President Donald Trump’s account after posting a sure or no ballot on whether or not he ought to accomplish that.