Most in Twitter ballot say Musk ought to step down as CEO

A majority of respondents mentioned Elon Musk ought to step down as head of Twitter in a ballot he posted on the platform.

Musk revealed the 12-hour ballot on his account on Sunday night, and with 17.5 million whole votes solid, 57.5 p.c mentioned Musk ought to step down whereas 42.5 p.c mentioned he mustn’t accomplish that.

“I’ll abide by the outcomes of this ballot,” Musk mentioned in his Sunday tweet.

The newly minted Twitter CEO has warned of the platform’s monetary state as he makes an attempt to shift its income from promoting to Twitter’s new month-to-month subscription service, warning the corporate is near submitting for chapter.

“The query is just not discovering a CEO, the query is discovering a CEO who can preserve Twitter alive,” Musk tweeted on Sunday evening.

In the meantime, he has additionally confronted a plunging Tesla inventory in latest days as he continues main Twitter. Shares of Tesla fell by 14.5 p.c final week and greater than 60 p.c because the begin of the 12 months

However Musk indicated that he had not picked a successor to run Twitter.

“Because the saying goes, watch out what you want, as you would possibly get it,” Musk wrote in a separate tweet minutes after posting the unscientific ballot.

Musk has drawn the ire of liberals and lots of civil rights teams after closing his takeover deal of the social media platform in late October.

The Tesla CEO has mentioned he needs to advertise “free speech” on Twitter, however these teams have warned a few rise in hate speech and misinformation on the platform below relaxed content material moderation insurance policies.

Musk garnered widespread criticism final week when the platform suspended a number of outstanding journalists who cowl the billionaire, though their accounts have been later restored.

He equally polled Twitter users about their ideas on the journalists’ suspensions, lifting the punishment after a majority of ballot respondents mentioned Musk ought to accomplish that.