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Elon Musk Says He Will Step Down as Twitter CEO If Suitable Replacement Found

HeadlineDec 21, 2022

Elon Musk said he will resign as Twitter CEO once he finds someone “foolish enough to take the job.” Musk tweeted the announcement Tuesday evening, after Twitter users voted “yes” on his poll over whether he should step down. Musk waited a day and a half before commenting on the results. This comes amid deepening turmoil at Twitter. On Tuesday, 100 former employees filed complaints against Musk and the company, alleging illegal termination, sex-based discrimination and failure to pay severance.

Meanwhile, Twitter continues to leak internal documents via selected reporters in what they’re calling the “Twitter Files.” On Tuesday, journalist Lee Fang posted part eight of the release, which shows how Twitter assisted the Pentagon in an online influence campaign by protecting certain accounts at the military’s behest, including fake ones.

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