Jack Dorsey once again denied there's any chance he could return as Twitter's CEO under Elon Musk

Jack Dorsey once again denied there's any chance he could return as Twitter's CEO under Elon Musk
Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk.Getty Images
  • Jack Dorsey said "nope" when asked if he would accept a position as CEO of Twitter again.
  • Elon Musk is looking for someone to take permanent charge of his recently acquired social-media firm.

Twitter's founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey has once again denied suggestions that he could lead the platform in the future.

"Would you accept position as CEO of Twitter?" —one Twitter user asked Dorsey on Wednesday.

In response, just one minute later, Dorsey simply said: "nope."

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The tweet was part of a longer thread started by an electric vehicles news outlet called Whole Mars Blog on Wednesday.

It had tweeted that Elon Musk "destroying Twitter" was a "misconception" while the "reality" was that "Twitter was on the path to bankruptcy and is now headed towards sustainable profitability for the first time in its history."


Dorsey responded that the misconception and reality stated in the tweet were both "wrong" and that "Twitter will survive and thrive but it will take some time."

The user agreed with Dorsey saying "Really tricky to achieve while preserving what makes the platform special." Jack added that what makes Twitter special "are the people that use it, not the company behind it."

Dorsey did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on his tweets.

The tweets came as Twitter's new owner Musk said he will find a new leader for Twitter, and eventually reduce his time at the company, while in court on Wednesday to defend his $55 billion pay package as CEO of Tesla.

Dorsey previously rejected suggestions that he could return as CEO in May when Musk initially agreed to buy Twitter.


One Youtuber Charles Wieand tweeted that he predicted Musk would "just ask Jack to be CEO of Twitter," but Dorsey responded, "nah, I'll never be CEO again."

Dorsey went on to say "nah. It's time to roll the dice again," and that he thinks "no one ultimately" would make a good leader for Twitter.

Musk's has been purging staff in the three weeks since he took over Twitter, firing thousands of employees in his first week.

Dorsey took responsibility for Musk's layoffs tweeting "I grew the company size too quickly. I apologize for that."

Dorsey has previously rallied in support of Musk saying he's the "singular solution" to lead Twitter.