As the billionaire Elon Musk looks to name a new chief executive for Twitter when he takes over later this year, current CEO Parag Agrawal is worried more about the future of the micro-blogging platform than his job, IANS reported.
Amid the buzz that Musk had lined up a new CEO to replace him, Agrawal has said he took the job to change Twitter for the better, correct course where it was needed, and strengthen the service.
“I feel for the current CEO of Twitter (@paraga) — he had all these plans and now lives with the same uncertainty of his whole team,” posted a Twitter user.
Agrawal responded, “Thank you but don’t feel for me. What matters most is the service and the people improving it.”
Earlier, responding to another user about him being fired, Agrawal posted: “Nope! We’re still here.”
Agrawal has said that “despite the noise” coming from Musk after Twitter’s board accepted his $44 billion offer to take over the company, he and the entire team will continue to do the job to change Twitter for the better.
No one knows who is on Musk’s mind to be the new CEO at Twitter. There have been reports of co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey returning to the helm. Dorsey has already issued a guarded welcome of Musk’s takeover of the company.
“I saw you trending as Twitter CEO,” Musk posted Tuesday to a user who said Twitter was back to shadow-banning and removing followers of conservative accounts.
Twitter has suspended again the accounts of two prominent conservative figures — MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and Dr Vladimir ‘Zev’ Zelenko.
According to reports, one area where Musk may make job cuts is the company’s policy department. The billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX last week criticized Twitter’s policy head Vijaya Gadde for censoring exclusive stories related to U.S. President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s laptop in the wake of the Capitol Hill violence triggered by former President Donald Trump and his supporters.