Two days after majority of Twitter users voted in favour of Elon Musk stepping down as Twitter CEO position, Musk responded to the results and said he will resign as Twitter’s head after finding a replacement. Musk wrote in a tweet, “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!” adding that he’ll continue to lead the company’s software and server teams.
The Twitter poll, in which Musk asked if he should step down as the company’s head, concluded on Monday evening with over 57 per cent of people voting for him to step down as the CEO.
On Tuesday, Musk suggested another policy change at the company. Following the poll result, a user tweeted, “Blue subscribers should be the only ones that can vote in policy related polls. We actually have skin in the game.” In its response, Musk said, “Good point. Twitter will make that change.” He did not specify when the change would come into effect. It seems like moving forward, the micro-blogging platform will only Twitter Blue subscribers to vote on changes to the policy.
Past week at Twitter was filled with chaos as company banned some accounts including a few of journalists and also announced some policy changes. On Sunday, the social media platform announced that it would no longer allow users to share links to other rival social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, and Truth Social. However, just hours after the announcement the controversial policy vanished from Twitter’s policy page as well as from the Twitter Support account where it was announced in a series of tweets.
Last week, the social media company banned the accounts of several prominent journalists, who reportedly covered companies’ new boss Elon Musk in recent weeks. These accounts belonged to CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, The New York Times’ Ryan Mac, The Washington Post’s Drew Harwell, Matt Binder of Mashable, independent journalists Aaron Rupar, and a few more. A day before that, the micro-blogging platform also banned @ElonJet, an account that tracked CEO Musk’s jet by monitoring the flight’s path. Allegedly, the accounts were banned for sharing a few links that @ElonJet had posted before it was banned.