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21st Dec 2022

MySpace founder puts his name forward after Musk confirms he will step down as Twitter chief

Jack Peat

Tom Anderson looks to be a popular choice!

Elon Musk has confirmed he will step down as Twitter CEO as soon as a replacement is found.

The Tesla billionaire was seen carrying a kitchen sink into the social media giant’s headquarters after he closed on his $44bn purchase in October.

But he has been riddled with problems ever since, with many of the company’s top brass walking out after he gave them a ‘hardcore’ work ultimatum.

Taking to Twitter in the early hours of the morning (GMT) he confirmed he will step aside as CEO after 57.5 percent of users expressed a desire for him to leave.

Musk wrote: “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!

“After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.”

MySpace founder Tom Anderson was one of the first people to put their name forward for the position, and judging by the reaction he could be a popular choice.

John Cook said Twitter will be a “trillion dollar company if MySpace Tom takes the helm and brings back the top 8”, while others pointed out that his social media platform never “even overthrew democracy or anything”.

Other names that have been touted include Bret Taylor, the co-founder of Google Maps.

Taylor was formerly the chairman of Twitter and certainly has the pedigree to take on the job.

Unfortunately, he was one of the top team to be ousted when Musk took over in October, making a potential comeback less likely.

Following the results of the poll, Musk engaged with deep state conspiracy theorists.

The Tesla billionaire was seen interacting with Kim Dotcom in the aftermath of the saga, a tech entrepreneur who was convicted on charges of computer fraud in 1994.

Dotcom suggested that Musk was “unwise to run a poll” when he is now “deep state enemy #1”.

“They have the biggest bot army on Twitter”, he said, before adding that the poll could have been used as a “honeypot” to catch “all the deep state bots”.

In the same thread, Musk announced that only Twitter Blue subscribers will be able to vote in future policy-related polls on the platform.

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