Elon Musk Leaving Twitter CEO Position, Unveils His Next Plan

Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced Tuesday that he is going to leave his role at the social media platform.

Elon Musk to step down as Twitter CEO

The news came after Musk, who reportedly has admitted that he has too much on his plate, held a poll on Dec. 18 asking users to vote on if he should “step down as head of Twitter.”

“I will abide by the results of this poll,” Musk posted at the time.

17,502,391 users voted on the 12-hour-long poll, with 57.5% in favor of the change in CEO and 42.5% preferring he stay.

Musk posted an update Tuesday night explaining that he plans to leave the position after he finds another person to run the platform.

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

Musk’s survey came after he faced heat when Twitter released a statement stating it would ban users who promote other social media accounts on the platform.

“We recognize that many of our users are active on other social media platforms. However, we will no longer allow free promotion of certain social media platforms on Twitter,” read the statement. “Specifically, we will remove accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social platforms and content that contains links or usernames for the following platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr and Post.”

Twitter additionally clarified that “any attempts to bypass restrictions on external links to the above prohibited social media platforms through technical or non-technical means (e.g. URL cloaking, plaintext obfuscation) is in violation of [the] policy.”

Even sharing screenshots of one’s username on a different social media platform is grounds for disciplinary action, according to the statement.

Musk later said that there would be a vote for any major policy changes in the future before apologizing and promising, “[it] Won’t happen again.”