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Netizens react to Elon Musk’s plan to resign as Twitter CEO

By Winnie Mabel December 21st, 2022 2 min read

Billionaire tycoon Elon Musk on December 21, 2022, announced that he would resign as the Chief Executive Officer of social media giant Twitter as soon as he found a replacement.

He announced via his verified Twitter account.

“I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take that job! After that, I will just run the software and servers teams,” Musk announced.

His announcement was loved by 184,000 tweeps in five hours and retweeted 28,900 times, as 34,400 others commented on the post.

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Below are samples of responses to his announcement:

“Sir, you bought Twitter by your hard earned money, not contribution from any poll. You are a successful person and started from humble beginnings. We Indians support you. Please don’t go by any poll results, we want you to run the show and we are with you. Best wishes!” tweeted Mohit Kamboj.

“Twitter shouldn’t have a CEO. No one person should have this much power to ban/not ban on personal whims or wishes or political leanings. There should be a King Arthur knights of the round table set up. People of all leanings and makeups they are accountable to one another,” opined Charon.

“So you admit it was a foolish idea to buy Twitter and pay $44 billion for a company that isn’t worth even $10 billion and destroyed Tesla stock by dumping $40 billion in the past year. You just admitted it publicly,” added I am Raisini.

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Elon Musk’s decision came two days after he set up a poll on his account, asking if he should step down as Twitter’s CEO.

“Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll,” tweeted Musk on December 19, 2022.

57% voted yes for him to step down, while 43% voted no.

The Washington Post reported that Musk has been having a love/hate relationship with Twitter users of his policies, beliefs, and decisions to ban accounts that do not sit well with him.

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He bought the company in October 2022 even as his investors in his Tesla and Space X companies urged him to keep his distance from the management of Twitter and focus on his two other fortune 500 companies first.

Since taking over, in the first few weeks, he fired thousands of Twitter employees via emails containing memes, disbanded an external oversight group that oversaw online safety on Twitter, and reinstated former United States of America president Donald Trump’s account after being banned for leading an insurrection against the American government following his election loss.

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