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Elon Musk has launched a poll to determine whether he should step down as CEO of Twitter.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, put up a poll on the social media site Sunday, asking users if he should step down as CEO. He said he would follow the results of the poll.

As of 5:57 GMT, almost 12 million people had taken part in the poll, and 56.3% had voted in favour of him stepping down. The poll will close on Monday at 11:59 p.m. GMT.


The billionaire didn’t say when he would leave office if the poll said he should. Musk said, “There is no successor,” in response to a tweet about a possible change in CEO.

Musk told a Delaware court last month that he would spend less time at Twitter and eventually find a new leader to run the company.

The poll comes after Twitter changed its rules on Sunday to stop people from creating accounts just to promote other social media companies and from posting content with links or usernames for competing platforms.

Musk apologised minutes before the poll and tweeted, “From now on, major policy changes will be put to a vote.”

A few hours later, an official Twitter account started a separate poll asking users if Twitter should have a rule that says accounts can’t advertise other social media platforms on Twitter.


Twitter support said in a tweet that the policy change would affect content from Meta Platforms’ Facebook (NASDAQ:META) and Instagram, as well as Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr, and Post. However, cross-posting would still be allowed.

Jack Dorsey, who used to be the CEO of Twitter and recently put money into the social media platform Nostr, replied to the Twitter support post with one word: “Why?” Dorsey said it “doesn’t make sense” in response to a user’s post about the Nostr promotion ban.

China’s ByteDance Ltd., which owns the short video platform TikTok, was not on the list.

Last week, Twitter got rid of its Trust and Safety Council, which was made up of volunteers in 2016 to help Twitter make decisions about the site.

Since Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), bought Twitter, there have been a lot of strange things going on there. He fired the top managers and let go of about half of the company’s workers while he was deciding how much to charge for Twitter Blue’s subscription service.


On Saturday, Musk brought back the Twitter accounts of a few journalists whose accounts had been taken away for a day because of a dispute over public information about a billionaire’s plane.

His decision to end the ban was based on the results of a Twitter poll he had put out. Most of the people who answered the poll wanted the journalists’ accounts back right away.

When Twitter first shut down these accounts, it got a lot of criticism from government officials, advocacy groups, and journalism groups. Some of these groups said Twitter was hurting press freedom.


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