Musk Twitter saga continues


Elon Musk continues to aggressively and unreasonably cut costs as Twitter is reportly sued and evicted out of its locations around the world for not paying rent. Photo via Hungary Post English.

Paul Dorman, Reporter

Just as one might expect at this point, Twitter and Tesla owner and billionaire Elon Musk has stepped down as the CEO of Twitter as he attempts to quickly find a replacement for the position. Additionally, his comments on the platform, including just recently asking for $3 billion from investors and others, have caused people to lose faith in his leadership at both companies.


However, the most impactful of these has to be the announcement of the resignation of Elon Musk as the CEO of Twitter, Inc. on Dec. 20. The decision came two days after Elon had set up a poll on his own Twitter page asking the internet whether or not he should step down.


The poll itself was reported to have been open to everyone on the night of the 18th, but was quickly revised to be for Twitter Blue users only who essentially pay a monthly fee to vote in the poll. What’s interesting is that Elon himself has voiced the importance of free speech very strongly in the past, at least until the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) reportedly had an internal discussion with him during a few production conflicts that were occuring last year for various Tesla models.


The poll closed on the night of Dec. 19 with a slight edge to stepping down at around 57% of the popular vote, as even once-previously die-hard fans began to harshly criticize the billionaire’s actions on the platform. He did not immediately address the poll results until the following day and many were wondering whether he would honor them. True to his word, however, he publicly announced that he would be stepping down as CEO as soon as he “finds someone dumb enough to take on the role”.


In other news, Elon appears to be continuing on his plans to majorly and unreasonably cut costs as he continues to roll out some rather strange plans for Twitter. On Jan. 24, it was reported that Twitter had not paid its monthly rent in many of its offices! The cost of rent for a company like Twitter to use its numerous offices located around the world is estimated to be in the several millions, and the landlords of the property are evicting or suing the company as a result of the unpaid rent issues. It goes to show that not just individuals can be bad tenants, but companies as well!

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