Although Elon Musk initially stated that he would only be CEO of Twitter for a short time before appointing someone else, Musk is still the CEO of the social media giant as he not only straightens out and streamlines the platform, but also fights battles with detractors and mainstream media about the company’s operations.
Musk’s takeover irritated liberals who were thrilled to see conservative views silenced, and those conservative voices that returned to Twitter were surprised that Musk would ask for feedback on his continued role as CEO. “Should I step down as head of Twitter?” Musk inquired in the now-completed December survey. “I will abide by the results of this poll.” More than 17.5 million votes were cast, with 57.5 percent wanting him to stand down as CEO and 42.5 percent wanting him to stay.
Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
Musk used to Twitter on Tuesday to playfully announce that there was a “new” CEO running the firm, but it was a photo of a dog, so the inquiry might have been tongue-in-cheek or a clandestine hunt for bots. “The new CEO of Twitter is amazing,” he said, adding in another tweet, “So much better than that other guy.
The new CEO of Twitter is amazing pic.twitter.com/yBqWFUDIQH
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 15, 2023
Yet, for the time being, Elon Musk is pushing back at the media, accusing them of erroneously spreading the concept that he is promoting his own tweets on the microblogging platform, according to Conservative Brief.
“Several major media sources incorrectly reported that my Tweets were boosted above normal levels earlier this week,” the CEO said on Friday. “A review of my Tweet likes & views over the past 6 months, especially as a ratio of followers, shows this to be false. We did have a bug that briefly caused replies to have the same prominence as primary Tweets, but that has now been fixed,” he said.
Several major media sources incorrectly reported that my Tweets were boosted above normal levels earlier this week.
A review of my Tweet likes & views over the past 6 months, especially as a ratio of followers, shows this to be false.
We did have a bug that briefly caused… https://t.co/nM3SgUfoM7
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 17, 2023
Musk responded to a user’s concern regarding a report written in Publisher that stated he was using a mechanism to ensure his tweets were viewed first. “The ‘source’ of the bogus Platformer article is a disgruntled employee who had been on paid time off for months, had already accepted a job at Google and felt the need to poison the well on the way out. Twitter will be taking legal action against him,” Musk said.
So everything said in the @platformer article was categorically false???? https://t.co/DCvT6SjVw8
— Tom Mitchelhill (@thecryptojourno) February 17, 2023
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
At the time of the survey, separately, Musk tweeted, “The question is not finding a CEO, the question is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive,” implying more seriously that the search for the right CEO would not be a quick solution, Conservative Brief reflects. CONTINUE READING…