Elon Musk is looking for a new CEO for Twitter Inc., according to a person familiar with the search, after the billionaire lost the straw poll, he posted on the social media site asking if he should step down as head of the company.
More than 10 million votes, or 57.5%, were received donate about Musk’s resignation, according to results obtained Monday morning. musk pledge to obey results when he launched the survey, but almost a day later he tweeted more than 10 times without directly mentioning the results. One person, who requested anonymity discussing a private matter, said the search for a new CEO could be sketchy and not yield quick results.
Musk responded to a tweet suggesting that the poll may have been manipulated by a bot with a single word: “attractive.” Announcing a new policy move in one of his first tweets after the poll, Musk said Twitter would restrict voting on major policy decisions to paid Twitter Blue subscribers. Reply to a Blue member named Unfiltered Boss, Musk agreed with the suggestion that only subscribers have a say in future policy and say, “Twitter will make that change.” Twitter Blue has attracted about 140,000 subscribers as of November 15, the New York Times reported.
Before that, the billionaire commit submit all future policy decisions to a vote and give Twitter users a choice of leadership roles, asking them if he should step down from the top job at the company he’s working for. I bought it in October for $44 billion or not.
Musk’s dramatic offer came shortly after he attended the World Cup final in Qatar, sparking a wave of trending topics like “VOTE YES” and “Twitter’s CEO.” He did not identify an alternative leader and went as far as to say that anyone capable of doing the job wouldn’t want it.
CNBC’s David Faber previously reported on Musk’s search for a new CEO. Faber reports that Musk’s search is ongoing and began before the Twitter poll even appeared.
Musk warned that Twitter was in danger of bankruptcy and set up a “heavyweight“Working environment for the remaining workers after drastically reducing personnel. In less than two months in power, he frighten Advertisers, tear away Twitter’s most ardent creators have turned the service from a reflection of the day’s news into the mainstream.
After losing the initial poll, Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla Inc., reposted promotional material for the car company and for Twitter’s Blue for Business service. He also replied to a post about his opponent Toyota Criticism of Motor Corp. for trams with just one word “Wow.”
Tesla shares, by far Musk’s most valuable stock, have plummeted since the Twitter takeover and critics say he’s spent too much time on the social media company. Shares were down 5.6% at 12:37 pm in New York.
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