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Musk promises to step down as Twitter CEO when he finds ‘someone foolish enough to take the job’, but will continue to lead some teams

Musk’s announcement came after millions of Chirping users have asked him to resign in an unscientific survey that the billionaire himself created and has promised to comply.

“I will step down as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!” Musk tweeted. “After that, I’ll just manage the software and server teams.”

Since he took over San Francisco-based Twitter in late October, Musk’s run as CEO has been marred by rapidly enacted rules and policies which have often been withdrawn or changed soon after being made public.

It also has alienated some investors in his electric vehicle company Tesla who are concerned that Twitter is attracting too much attention.

Some of Musk’s actions have unnerved Twitter advertisers and turned off users. They include firing half of Twitter’s workforce, let go of the contract content moderators and disband a council of trust and security advisers that the company was formed in 2016 to address hate speech, child exploitation, suicide, self-harm and other issues on the platform.

Musk, who also leads the SpaceX rocket company, has previously acknowledged how difficult it will be to find someone to take over as CEO of Twitter.

Joking to Twitter followers on Sunday, he said the person replacing him “must love pain very much” to run a company that he said has been “on the fast track to failure.”

“Nobody wants the job that can actually keep Twitter alive. There is no successor,” Musk tweeted.

As it stands now, Musk would still retain overwhelming influence over the platform as its owner. He fired the company’s board of directors immediately after taking control.