Millions Vote for Elon Musk to Step Down as Head of Twitter in a New Poll

Bye bye Elon? Yes? No? Maybe.

Yesterday the CEO of Tesla posted a poll on Twitter and asked his 122 million followers if he should step down as head of the social media platform.

“Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll,” Musk wrote while creating a Yes or No poll for people to vote.

Within hours, millions of people voted ‘yes’ and asked the chief twit to resign from his post.

The poll closed after 24 hours, and the final results say that 57.5% of people voted ‘yes’ and 42.5% voted ‘no.’

According to BBC, “More than 17.5 million users voted in his poll on Monday, with 42.5% voting no to Mr. Musk stepping down.”

“In the past, Mr Musk has obeyed Twitter polls. He’s fond of quoting the phrase “vox populi, vox dei”, a Latin phrase which roughly means “the voice of the people is the voice of God”.”

The billionaire took over as the head of Twitter in October 22 after spending months on getting out of his deal to buy the social media platform.

According to Reuters“Elon Musk has taken ownership of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) with brutal efficiency, firing top executives but providing little clarity over how he will achieve the ambitions he has outlined for the influential social media platform.”

On Thursday, October 27, 2022, the CEO of Tesla, $44 billion, completed his deal and wrote on his official Twitter account, “The bird is freed.” 

Since then, Musk has been in the news for making various changes to Twitter, like charging for the blue tick, banning people who tweet against him, and firing hundreds of Twitter employees from the Twitter headquarters.

After his takeover, many celebrities took to their official Twitter accounts and announced their discomfort and unhappiness with the news, and some even said that they were leaving the platform for good.

Shonda Rhymes, Mia Farrow, Josh Gad, Shaun King, Ken Olin, Rob Reiner, Amy Siskind, and Gigi Hadid were included in the list of celebrities who quit Twitter after his takeover.

After his poll received a massive response on Twitter, it is still not confirmed if the tech mogul would actually abide by the poll results.

Although in another tweet posted a few hours later, Musk asked people to be careful while making a choice as they might get what they wish for.

“As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it,” he wrote.

Other than votes, his poll received hundreds and thousands of comments and subtweets where many renowned celebrities commented and asked him to leave his position as the chief because he mishandled the app.

“If you’re going to keep doing stuff like this, yes,” YouTuber Mr. Beast commented along with a screenshot stating new violation policies of Twitter.

“People voting yes do realize that Elon is still going to own Twitter, he’s just going to find someone to take on the day to day operations, but have say in everything, sooo your yes vote is meaningless,” sports writer Steve Rudden commented.

Many users urged him to stay and continue his work on Twitter; however, they suggested that a few good changes would help.

“No! Do not step down!” Rober F. Kennedy Jr wrote.

“Your father and uncle would be ashamed of you,” another said.

“No. You’re doing a good job. It’s a swamp in there & the cleanup process is messy. You’re serving a vital need in our country to expose the left’s Marxist apparatus to control minds, behavior, speech, and ideology. Few others – including politicians – are fighting this. Keep on,” American commentator Liz Wheeler said.

“I vote no. Because you show that you want to improve. Own your mistakes. Move forward. Improve!” social media personality, Brian Krassenstein commented.

Some people also said that the poll was not a very wise way of asking people about their opinion.

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

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Sources: TwitterBBCReuters

1 comment
  1. No, I do not think he should resign. I may not agree with everything that he does or says but at least he’s pro 1st amendment. Being that this platform is almost entirely based on one’s opinion, the freedom to express one’s opinion freely is most important. Since the previous CEO only allowed opinions he agreed with to be posted on the platform, this is a breath of fresh air.

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