National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has expressed interest in becoming CEO of Twitter. The former NASA consultant expressed on Twitter his willingness to accept the position in exchange for Bitcoin.
I take payment in Bitcoin. https://t.co/wW0Qa9NxWi
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) December 19, 2022
Snowden said this in response to Elon Musk, who shared that he is looking for a CEO to keep Twitter alive.
Twitter’s situation with Elon Musk
This whole situation is the result of recent controversial changes to Twitter’s policy, which have angered some users and alienated longtime followers.
Recently, Musk approved a policy that prevents users from linking to competing social media platforms.
Musk not only apologized for the action, but also shared that upcoming policy changes will be put to a vote. To that end, he launched a poll asking whether he should resign as CEO.
At the close of the poll, 57,5% of voters called for his resignation.
Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
Whether or not Musk has found a suitable candidate should he resign remains to be seen; however, he may not be interested in those who are expressing interest in the position.
In a tweet, Musk stated that those who want power are the least deserving, which seems like a response to those who have shown interest in the position.
The future CEO of Twitter
According to Elon Musk, whoever the new CEO is will have important tasks to perform. In response to Lex Fridman about his willingness to take on the position for free, Musk revealed that the microblogging platform has been headed for bankruptcy since May.
Fun suggestion @elonmusk:
Let me run Twitter for a bit. No salary. All in. Focus on great engineering and increasing the amount of love in the world.
Just offering my help in the unlikely case it's useful.
— Lex Fridman (@lexfridman) December 18, 2022
They all come after the Twitter CEO recently made controversial policy changes that angered some users and alienated former allies. Most recently, Musk implemented a rule banning users from linking to competing social networks.
The billionaire has launched a poll to determine whether he should step down as CEO after apologizing for these changes in a tweet earlier today and stating that future policy changes will be put to a vote.
If the vote forces him to leave, it is unknown whether Twitter’s CEO has already chosen a suitable replacement. However, the Twitter CEO may not be attracted to people volunteering for the position.
“Those who want power are the least deserving,” the billionaire tweeted in what appears to be a response to the numerous people volunteering for the position.
The billionaire stated that he did not want to be CEO of any company during his trial testimony in November.
He stated that his position as CEO of Twitter is temporary and stated, “I hope to reduce my time at Twitter and find someone else to lead Twitter over time.”
Musk took over as CEO of Twitter in late October after a protracted battle with Twitter’s board, which tried to prevent him from moving forward with his April bid to buy the firm.
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