Elon Musk conducts poll on whether he should step down as Twitter CEO
Elon Musk launched a Twitter poll on Sunday asking users to vote on whether he should step down as chief executive of the social media platform.
“Should I leave the head of Twitter? he wrote in the poll question on Sunday, adding that he would “comply with the results”.
As of this writing, based on 2.8 million votes, the Yes vote has a 15% advantage over the No vote. The poll appears to be scheduled to expire around 3 a.m. PT Monday.
Musk followed up the poll with a note promising that in the future, there would be a vote for all major policy changes in the business.
It was not immediately clear if Musk had a replacement in mind if his supporters rejected him. Twitter, which no longer has a communications service, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Twitter has been somewhat chaotic since Elon Musk completed his purchase of Twitter on October 27. About half of Twitter’s staff was laid off just days after Musk took over, and the site briefly launched a new “blue check” verification service to be plagued. with trolls and fake “verified” accounts.
On Thursday, the social network also suspended several journalists, including from The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN, claiming they violated its rules. A day earlier, Twitter suspended more than two dozen accounts on the site that use publicly available flight information to track the location of private jets, including the plane used by Twitter owner Musk.
Musk tweeted on Friday that accounts suspended in connection with his dispute with the account tracking his plane would have their suspensions lifted, based on a public poll he conducted on Twitter. Musk also conducted polls on whether he should sell Tesla stock and asked users if he should bring back the now-shutdown short-video service Vine.