Leaving the day-to-day administrative operations of Musk, who spent $44 billion buying his favorite social platform, will allow him to avoid accusations that he is neglecting his other projects, especially the automaker ‘Tesla’, which has since seen a decline in the price of its shares taking office. In the past, Musk has given little hint about the kind of new manager he’s looking for, saying only that his duties will be limited to software and engineering once “someone dumb enough” replaces him as CEO.
Musk’s first few weeks on Twitter were in chaos, with mass firings, the return of banned accounts and the suspension of accounts by journalists critical of the South African billionaire. Musk’s takeover also saw an increase in racist tweets and hate speech.
Last week, thousands of Twitter users reported issues after the social network began allowing paying users to post tweets up to 4,000 characters long. But despite the difficulties, the Twitter owner has encouraged greater awareness.
“As a forum for communication, it’s great. And I would just like to encourage more communication (…) to speak with some kind of authentic voice,” Musk said. He continued: “Sometimes people have someone else be their Twitter handler or something. People have to make their own tweets. (…) I think that’s the way to do it.”
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