Twitter users voted for Elon Musk to leave

Elon Musk asked customers if they still wanted him as CEO of the firm after a highly contentious modification in the platform's policies.

Dec 20, 2022 - 13:03
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Twitter users voted for Elon Musk to leave

Twitter had a rough week last week. Elon Musk terminated profile accounts that tracked the billionaire's planes, including @ElonJet, an account that tracked the Twitter owner's private plane in real-time, as well as the creator of this account's main account.

Although Elon Musk explicitly said in November he would not take such action against this account, he justified this decision by changing the platform's user policy on doxxing the live location (which was published after the suspension of the account), as well as the anecdote that "a crazy person followed the car of musician Lil X, thinking that he was in it, after which he blocked the way of the vehicle and climbed on the hood" .

This move was largely not accepted by users, which is why Elon Musk asked users in a survey whether they wanted the order that was accompanied by the plane to be returned "Immediately" or "In seven days". 58.7% of users voted for the "Immediate" option, and Twitter's CEO said that the account would be restored, although at the time of writing this has not yet happened.

"Major policy changes will be voted on in the future. I'm sorry. It won't happen again," Elon Musk said in a tweet today, after which he invited users to vote on whether they wanted him to leave his position as CEO at the company, adding that he would respect the results.

Almost 15 million people voted in this poll (at the time of writing), and according to the results, Twitter remains without a CEO, because 57.1% or about 8.4 million people voted for Elon Musk to leave, and it is unlikely that there will be an upheaval because there are only three hours left until the end of the voting. It seems that Elon Musk himself is aware of this, he wrote in a new tweet: "As they say - be careful what you wish for, maybe it will come true".

There is no doubt that the change in user sentiment towards Musk was also influenced by the platform's decision to prohibit linking to other social networks in the profile description, which Twitter calls "a ban on free promotion" .

Post by Bryan C.