Elon Musk polled Twitter users on Sunday about whether he should give up control of the company. Elon Musk, who has run the site since purchasing it in late October, said he would follow the results of the election.
17.5 million people voted, with 57.5% choosing “yes”. Musk has not responded to the results. New Twitter boss Elon Musk polled the site’s users on Sunday about whether he should give up control of the company.
Elon Musk tweeted, ‘Should I step down as head of Twitter?’ When the polls closed the next morning, 17.5 million people had voted 57.5% chose “yes”. But Elon Musk has remained largely silent about the election since then, which is unusual for the prolific tweeter.
Instead, Musk was retweeting and posting about illegal immigration, inflation, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Toyota, among other topics. He also tweeted about the engagement on Twitter during Sunday’s World Cup final and retweeted posts about Tesla’s solar roofs.
More than 24 hours have passed since the polls closed, Musk’s response to the results has so far been limited to two tweets, both saying only “interesting” and in response to tweets suggesting bots may have targeted the poll. Is. May have flown and its consequences.
Elon Musk vowed to follow up on the results of his poll, a feature on Twitter that he has used to solicit users’ views on various issues surrounding his running of the platform, such as restoring Trump’s account and videos . Bringing back the sharing app Vine.
Elon Musk has used the mantra “Vox populi, vox Dei”, which translates from Latin as “Voice of the people, voice of God”, to justify some of his controversial actions. Shortly after posting the poll, Musk tweeted: “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.”
Some critics fear he will not follow through on his promise to follow up on the results of the leadership survey. Earlier this month, Twitter users voted in favor of restoring Musk’s accounts, which he said “misrepresented my exact location in real time, but accounts including @ElonJet posted photos of Elon Musk’s private jet.” posted the whereabouts of.” Published publicly available information, and the personal account of its owner remains suspended.
Twitter did not respond to Insider’s request whether Elon Musk plans to step down. Elon Musk also said Monday he would make a change, allowing only Twitter Blue members those with an $8 per month subscription to vote on policy-related issues.
It is unclear whether he plans to use this approach to veto the results of Sunday’s vote. Elon Musk has been in charge of Twitter since buying the site in late October and eliminating its board of directors. Since then, he has made sweeping changes to the platform, including changing its content-moderation policies and redesigning Twitter Blue. Elon Musk has repeatedly vowed to promote free speech on the platform.
He also disbanded Twitter’s Truth and Safety Council, which worked to stop harassment on the site, and reinstated some blocked accounts. Some users and activist groups say there has been an increase in hate speech on the platform since Elon Musk took over.
Elon Musk also laid off and fired thousands of employees, and encouraged others to quit, leading to a drastic change in its leadership. Some former Twitter employees have filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that the company failed to give them promised severance packages and is laying off an unfair share of female employees.