WASHINGTON: Twitter users have voted in favor of the fact that Elon Musk should step down from the post of Chief Executive Officer of the company. Interestingly, Twitter CEO Elon Musk himself started this poll on his handle.
In twitter poll, Elon Musk posed the question to his 122 million followers, “Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll”. 57.5% users have answered ‘yes’ to this question.
There was no immediate announcement from Twitter, or Musk, about whether that would happen, though he said that he would abide by the results.
Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
Elon Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion, also said with this question that “I will be bound by the results of this poll.”
Elon Musk, who is called the undisputed king of the technology world, is also the owner of companies like Tesla and Space X. Ever since taking charge of Twitter, he has been at the center of constant criticism.
However, since the end of the poll, Elon Musk has not reacted to it. Even if he resigns from the post of CEO of Twitter, the ownership of the company will remain with him. More than one crore 70 lakh people took part in this poll on Monday
Elon Musk has acted on Twitter poll results in the past. He is often seen using the Latin phrase, which means ‘the voice of the people, the voice of God’.
The action to block competitors was Musk’s latest attempt to crack down on certain speech after he shut down a Twitter account last week that was tracking the flights of his private jet.
The banned platforms included mainstream websites such as Facebook and Instagram, and upstart rivals Mastodon, Tribel, Nostr, Post and former President Donald Trump’s Truth Social. Twitter gave no explanation for why the blacklist included those seven websites but not others such as Parler, TikTok or LinkedIn.
Twitter had said it would at least temporarily suspend accounts that include the banned websites in their profile — a practice so widespread it would have been difficult to enforce the restrictions on Twitter’s millions of users around the world. Not only links but attempts to bypass the ban by spelling out “instagram dot com” could have led to a suspension, the company said.