Is Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey leaving the company?

Twitter may soon have a new CEO.

That is, if the rumors of Jack Dorsey’s plan to step down pan out.

According to a report by CNBC, sources have told the outlet that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is planning to vacate his executive role at the popular social network.

Dorsey has long been criticized by some Twitter shareholders for his dual-CEO role at both Twitter and the payment processing service Square. The two companies are huge within each’s respective industries, causing many to question the time commitments that Dorsey is able to make between them.

Outside of the business world, Dorsey has also been critiqued over the content allowed on Twitter as a platform. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) put out a scathing report over the summer, knocking Dorsey’s perceived connections with certain far-right figures that are still allowed to use Twitter. The SPLC series also calls out the the platform’s role in the events of Jan. 6 when supporters of former-President Trump violently stormed the Capitol building in Washington, DC.

Although, this issue may not get any better with Dorsey out of the picture. One major Twitter stakeholder that’s been leading the charge to replace Dorsey as CEO is Elliott Management. The firm was founded by billionaire Republican mega-donor Paul Singer.

There is no clear replacement for Dorsey, according to CNBC.

Is Dorsey actually stepping down from Twitter? Mashable has reached out to Twitter for more information and will update this post if we hear back.

However, Dorsey did tweet this out the other morning. Maybe we shouldn’t look too much into it? Or maybe we should?

Source: Mashable

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