Elon Musk purchased the microblogging platform for $44 billion in October, and his ascension to the Twitter throne has been one of the most talked about topics on Twitter in recent months. This comes as a result of the changes he has brought to Twitter since his takeover like firing a good chunk of the staff, handing out blue checkmarks for $8, and using polls to gather public opinion on important matters. And there is one unbreakable rule in these polls he conducts – Musk follows the results.
In terms of polls, over 10 million Twitter users voted in favour of Elon Musk stepping down as CEO of the microblogging platform, according to the most recent poll conducted by Elon Musk, which asked users whether he should step down as CEO of Twitter.
Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
At the time of writing, the poll had received more than 17.5 million votes, and Musk appears to be forced to step down as Twitter’s CEO. Yes is the clear winner, with nearly 57% of the vote.
After adding, “I will abide by the results of this poll,” it is almost certain that Musk will be leaving the ship after only two months in charge, but this may not be a major concern at the moment. The fact that Musk has yet to find a suitable replacement for the position should be cause for concern. Musk then revealed in a response to a Twitter user that “there is no successor” because “no one wants the job who can actually keep Twitter alive.”
Yep, he already has the new CEO picked out.
Elon will retire to being Chairman of the Board and Tweeter.
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) December 18, 2022
Yes, if you’ve been troubled by the drama at Twitter and want Elon Musk to step down as CEO, you have some hours to vote. And, if Musk keeps his word, he could step down as CEO as soon as today.
Musk Policy Issues: The poll followed online backlash after Musk made sudden changes to policies impacting users of Twitter in the last week. On Sunday, for example, the company implemented a new social media platform promotion policy that prohibited users from sharing links to some of their other social media accounts. However, following criticism, Twitter removed the clause from its policy.
- Previously, Twitter changed its policy on “doxxing,” which it now defines as “sharing someone’s private information online without their permission.”
- The new policy forbids users from sharing other people’s live location information, home addresses, contact information, or physical location information, but it has left many users perplexed about what information crosses the line.
- Musk’s policy changes were used to justify suspending the Twitter accounts of a number of US-based journalists, commentators, and others who had previously been critical of the CEO or his companies. Some of the accounts were fully or partially restored a few days later, but not all.