Elon Musk launches poll asking if he should quit as Twitter CEO

Twitter CEO Elon Musk launched a poll on the social media platform on Sunday asking users if he should step down as the company’s head, adding that he would “stand by” the poll results.

s by 0557 GMT, nearly 12 million users had taken the poll, with 56.3 percent voting to resign, leaving about five hours before the poll closed on Monday.

The billionaire didn’t say when he would step down if the poll results indicated it would. When a Twitter user commented on a potential CEO change, Musk replied: “There is no successor.”

Musk told a Delaware court last month that he would cut back on his time at Twitter and eventually find a new chief to run the company.

The poll comes after Twitter’s policy update on Sunday, which banned accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social media companies and content containing links or usernames for competing platforms.

Minutes before that poll, Musk apologized and tweeted, “In the future, there will be a vote on major policy changes.” A few hours later, an official Twitter account launched a separate poll asking users whether the platform should have a policy , which prevents accounts promoting other social media platforms on Twitter. The policy update would affect content from social media platforms including Meta Platforms’ Facebook and Instagram, as well as Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr and Post, while allowing for cross-content posting, Twitter support said in a tweet.

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who recently invested in social media platform Nostr, responded to the Twitter support post with one word: “Why?”. In a response to another user post about the Nostr ad ban, Dorsey said, “Makes no sense.”

Short video platform TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance Ltd, was not included in the list.

Last week, Twitter disbanded its Trust and Safety Council, a volunteer group formed in 2016 to advise the social media platform on location decisions.

The policy change follows other chaotic actions on Twitter since Musk, who is also CEO of Tesla, bought the social network. He fired top management and laid off about half his workforce while debating how much to charge for the Twitter Blue subscription service.

Musk on Saturday restored the Twitter accounts of several journalists suspended for a day over a controversy over the release of public data about the billionaire’s plane.

His decision to lift that suspension followed the results of a Twitter poll he conducted, in which a majority of respondents voted for the journalists’ accounts to be restored immediately.

The initial suspension of these accounts was heavily criticized by government officials, advocacy groups and several journalistic organizations, with some saying Twitter was endangering press freedom.

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