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‘No one wants the job:’ Musk asks Twitterati if he should quit as Twitter CEO

New York, Dec 19 (EFE).- Elon Musk has launched a “binding” poll from his Twitter handle, asking users to vote on whether he should continue as the head of the social networking site.

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

More than 9 million people had voted with eight hours left before the poll closed.

Some 56.5 percent of people favored his resignation as the CEO of Twitter.

“As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it,” the tycoon noted in another tweet.

One more of his tweets read: “Going forward, there will be a vote for major policy changes. My apologies. Won’t happen again.”

A user speculated that Musk might have already found his replacement as Twitter CEO.

The businessman, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter, and president of the charitable Musk Foundation, denied the speculation.

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

Controversies have followed Musk’s takeover of Twitter, and the most serious have been those relating to content policy and the possibility that the network itself admits criticism of its owner.

Last week, Twitter suspended the accounts of several journalists or bloggers critical of Musk.

The decision unleashed a barrage of criticism, with warnings from the US government and the European Union.

Musk then launched another poll on whether the suspended accounts should be reinstated before restoring them.

Musk sold almost 22 million shares of Tesla for a value of more than $3.5 billion last week, according to documents made public Wednesday by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

It was the second time Musk dumped a significant number of shares in his company since he bought Twitter in late October for $44 billion.

In November, Musk sold 19.5 million shares of Tesla for a value of $ 3.9 billion.

The sales have hurt the Tesla share price, which has fallen more than 50 percent in 2022.

Almost all of Musk’s immense fortune, which until the acquisition of the social network was over $ 200 billion, is invested in the shares of the automaker. EFE


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