Edward Snowden provided to take the Twitter CEO place for fee in Bitcoin.
On Dec 18, Elon Musk polled Twitter asking if he ought to step down as Twitter CEO. With an hour left earlier than closing at press time, 57.4% have voted sure, with the remaining 42.6% saying he ought to keep on.
The ballot has prompted a string of personalities to throw their hat within the ring to interchange Musk ought to he step down.
Snowden needs in
Snowden gained prominence in 2013 after whistleblowing on the Nationwide Safety Company (NSA.) He revealed a world surveillance program the company runs in cooperation with Australian, British, and Canadian intelligence companies.
The U.S. Division of Justice charged Snowden with theft of presidency property and espionage. Because of this, he fled to Russia, the place the previous safety contractor was granted asylum. In September 2022, Snowden acquired Russian citizenship.
Having risked his life to reveal governmental surveillance operations, Snowden has gained a repute for selling freedom and free speech. This makes him an applicable alternative primarily based on Musk’s purported intention for Twitter.
Nevertheless, different candidates have stepped ahead, together with podcaster Lex Friedman, who provided his companies for no wage. Friedman mentioned he wished to enhance engineering and improve “the quantity of affection on this planet.”
Not like Snowden’s supply, Musk replied to Friedman, saying, “you have to like ache rather a lot,” and are required to place your life financial savings into the corporate, which has been dropping cash since Could.
“Nonetheless need the job?“
Rapper Snoop Dogg has additionally expressed an curiosity in taking on as CEO.
Has Twitter turn out to be too sizzling to deal with for Musk?
On Oct 24, Musk lastly purchased Twitter in a $44 billion deal after months of forwards and backwards.
His first motion was to sack 75% of the workforce, equating to a 3,700 discount in headcount—notably these liable for implementing censorship and pro-leftism.
Musk has since been caught up in controversies, together with accusations of hypocrisy following the banning of journalists’ Twitter accounts. Musk justified the transfer, saying the journalists had violated Twitter’s coverage by doxxing his real-time location and threatening his private security.
The newest controversy is a change in coverage prohibiting the linking of third-party social media platforms. Musk’s mom, Maye, chimed in by saying it is sensible to not promote rival corporations.
Musk mentioned he’s on the lookout for a candidate capable of “hold Twitter alive.”
“The query will not be discovering a CEO, the query is discovering a CEO who can hold Twitter alive.”