Elon Musk asks Twitter if he should step down as app chief, vows to abide by poll results


Elon Musk’s departure is resignation in the hands of users when it comes to Twitter.

Late Sunday night, the Tesla founder posted a poll on the social media app asking his more than 120 million followers and other users whether or not he should step back from his role at the company.

Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll,” the Chief tweeted just before 6:30 p.m.

In less than two hours, the poll had garnered more than 5.3 million votes, with a majority in favor of Musk’s resignation. Those results may have led to Musk’s follow-up tweet, “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for because you might get it.”

Elon Musk, 51, puts his future with Twitter in the hands of the app’s users

Should I step down as head of Twitter?  I will abide by the results of the poll,

Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of the poll,” Musk asked

Just after 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 58 percent of voters voted “yes” to his resignation, an estimated 3,208,000 voters.

Reactions to Musk’s tweets have been varied, to say the least, with many Twitter users sharing the poll hoping the results would hold in favor of his departure, while others flooded his comments and begged him to stay.

“People who vote yes realize that Elon still owns Twitter, he’s just going to find someone to take on day-to-day operations, but he has a say in everything, so your yes vote is meaningless,” wrote sportswriter Steve from USA Today. Rudden.

“I’m not sure this is the most scientific way to make a decision like this,” said Vanity Fair special correspondent Molly Jong Fast.

‘I vote no. Because you show that you want to get better. Own your mistakes. Go forward. Improve,” said one person.

“Let me predict the ramifications of this poll: If so, Elon will remain CEO for a few more months until he finds a dedicated successor. If not, Elon will remain CEO for a few more months until he finds a dedicated successor,” said one Twitter user.

Reactions to Musk's question have been mixed

Reactions to Musk’s question have been mixed

Some on the app wondered if the poll is the best way to make the decision

Some on the app wondered if the poll is the best way to make the decision

One person said they believe that regardless of the results, Musk will resign in a few months

One person said they believe that regardless of the results, Musk will resign in a few months

Musk has faced criticism over his dealings with the app in recent days and weeks, including his recent suspension of notable journalists who have covered him.

On Saturday night, he kicked Washington Post writer Taylor Lorenz off the app after she was accused of revealing the exact address of TikTok talent scout Ariadna Jacob in a 2020 article.

Lorenz confirmed she had booted from the platform in a TikTok video Saturday night without it, but Musk said less than 12 hours later he would lift her ban.

“Temporarily suspended due to previous doxxing action by this account,” Musk wrote in response to a Tweet about Lorenz’s ban. “Will be discontinued soon.”

Musk kicked Lorenz off the app for a 'doxxing' she did in a 2020 article

Musk kicked Lorenz off the app for a ‘doxxing’ she did in a 2020 article

Taylor Lorenz's Twitter profile is back online after she was deleted by Elon Musk for previously doxxing a TikTok talent scout in a 2020 article

Taylor Lorenz’s Twitter profile is back online after she was deleted by Elon Musk for previously doxxing a TikTok talent scout in a 2020 article

Musk took similar action Friday night when he rehired nine journalists he had suspended the day before.

The tech giant left the decision to restore those accounts up to users in another poll decided by app users.

‘The people have spoken. Accounts that have doxed my location will now be suspended,” Musk said in a tweet Friday night.

The Twitter owner banned journalists from CNN, Washington Post, New York Times and other media outlets on Thursday after they reported on his decision to block an account that charted his private jet use.

“Let that sink in,” Musk said in a video of his first day walking into Twitter’s headquarters

Last week, the Chief Twit also sparked outrage after launching a series of attacks against Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden.

In a tweet, Musk claimed his own ‘pronouns are prosecute/Fauci’, prompting many to respond to his comment announcing pronouns and vitriol against the infectious disease expert.

In another tweet, Musk showed the face of Dr. Fauci, photoshopped into a meme, as he whispered to US President Joe Biden “one more close, my king.”

Musk said, “Fauci lied to Congress and funded feature gains research that killed millions of people. Not great. imo.’

Elon Musk called for the prosecution of Dr.  Anthony Fauci

Elon Musk called for the prosecution of Dr. Anthony Fauci

Musk released a superimposed photo of Fauci as the Jack and Biden as the King

Musk released a superimposed photo of Fauci as the Jack and Biden as the King

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