57.5% of Twitter Users in Support of Elon Musk Stepping Down as CEO

  • Elon Musk’s poll on whether he should step down as the CEO of Twitter has ended with 57.5% of users favouring the change.
  • The poll was launched shortly after a backlash from users over a new Twitter policy, with Musk vowing to “abide by the results of this poll”.
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Twitter CEO Elon Musk could soon step down as the head of the popular social media platform, with results from his own poll showing 57.5% of users support that move.

The billionaire entrepreneur launched an informal Twitter poll in the early hours on 19 December, asking his 122 million followers if he should step down as the head of Twitter, and vowed to “abide by the results of this poll”. It now appears that the majority of Twitter users support the notion of Musk resigning as CEO of Twitter, with 57.5% of users voting in favor of the decision.

The Twitter poll was launched shortly after the company made a sudden change to its policy, which would have prohibited the promotion of other social media platforms — such as Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Trible, Nostr, and Post — from Twitter. After a backlash from users, Musk announced the policy would be adjusted to suspending accounts that were created with a “primary” purpose of promoting competitors. He later apologized for the sudden change, and noted that going forward “there will be a vote for major policy changes”.

Musk took control over Twitter on 28 October — after completing a $44 billion acquisition deal — and although his poll may seem a bit impulsive, the billionaire had previously stated that he had no plans to be the CEO in the long run. It remains unknown if he would actually abide by the informal poll results — although he is known for doing so in the past — and who the new CEO would be, with Musk tweeting earlier today that “There is no successor” yet.

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