CEO Elon Musk asked Twitter users to vote in a future determining poll that was posted to the social media platform and closed on Monday AM. Shoul
CEO Elon Musk asked Twitter users to vote in a future determining poll that was posted to the social media platform and closed on Monday AM.
Should I resign as CEO of Twitter?, Musk posed in a poll on his Twitter account on Sunday night. He wrote, “I will abide by the results of this poll,” in the post. Musk did not, however, say whether or not he would carry out his threat
The poll received more than 17.5 million votes and closed just before 6:30 a.m. EST. Nearly 58% of respondents said Musk should resign.
Less than a day after restoring the accounts of some journalists whose accounts had been suspended after the billionaire accused them of breaking the platform’s rules surrounding user privacy, Musk posted the poll. According to The New York Times, Musk reinstated the accounts after the suspensions were overturned by the majority of respondents to a Twitter poll.
The Washington Post stated that he also instituted new rules banning “free promotion,” which included promoting other social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, and Truth social.
After publishing the poll, Musk sent out additional tweets cautioning users to “be careful what you wish, as you might get it,” according to CNN.
For $44 billion, Elon Musk acquired Twitter in October, appointing himself as CEO. Since then, according to The Washington Post, he has fired about half of the company’s 7,500 employees, issued directives intended to alter office culture, and changed the terms of service for the social media site.
When asked about what would happen to Twitter if he were to leave his position as CEO, Musk responded that he had not chosen a replacement, according to The New York Times.
Musk stated that “No one wants the job who can actually keep Twitter alive.” There is no heir apparent. Finding a CEO is not the issue; the issue is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive, he said according to CNN.