After users voted that Elon Musk should step down as CEO of Twitter, he announced new voting rules.
On Monday night, Elon Musk started a poll about himself on Twitter.
Above the vote, he wrote: “Should I step down as president of Twitter?”
“As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for, because you might get it.”And the books he said in a message on Twitter half an hour after the voting began.
57.5 percent voted yes The result showed Musk stepping down as president, while 42.5 percent voted no, at 12.20 Norwegian time.
More than 17.5 million people cast their votes.
Anyone with a Twitter account can participate in the survey Musk posted. This includes accounts controlled by computers, which is a known issue on the platform.
Musk promised to follow up on the outcome of the vote, but it remains unclear whether he will actually step down.
From night to Tuesday Norwegian time, the hitherto silent president tweets on the platform.
In one of the threads, the user suggests that only subscribers who pay a blue tick next to their username should be able to vote on driving and routing.
– We, our subscribers, have an interest in this topic, writes @ Unfilteredboss1.
– good point. This change will be introduced by Twitter, it reads The answer is from CEO Elon Musk.
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The Tesla chief, who earlier this year paid $44 billion to Twitter, did not comment on the outcome of the vote. Nor did he say anything about what kind of solution he envisioned if he resigned.
By the way, the question was only about the top job, so Musk will still own the company.
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This isn’t Musk’s first vote on Twitter.
On Thursday, Twitter suspended the accounts of journalists from several US media outlets covering the company and Musk.
Among others, journalists from the New York Times, Washington Post and CNN have been banned from the platform.
The European Union warned Musk on Friday that he could face sanctions.
The news of the closure of journalists’ Twitter accounts is alarming. The European Union’s Digital Services Act (Digital Services Act) requires respect for media freedom and fundamental rights. So does the Freedom of Information Act, as EU Commissioner Vera Jourova wrote – on Twitter.
– Elon Musk should notice this. There is a red line. And there are penalties.
Musk later clarified that the journalists were banned because he believed they shared his real-time location, and that this was a breach of security.
Twitter’s new owner launched a public poll on Friday, where users could vote on whether the suspension should be lifted “now” or “within seven days.”
More than 3.5 million users responded to the survey, with more than half of them answering “now”.
– People have spoken. Musk wrote on Twitter Saturday morning that users who shared my real-time location will now be suspended.
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Elon Musk has had a response from Twitter users – the majority want him to step down as president
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