Elon Musk offers to step down as Twitter CEO in new poll
Elon Musk seems to have heard all the Twitter criticism loud and clear – which is why he is leaving his position at the company in the hands of the people…literally.
Taking to his favorite platform on Sunday, the chief twit first apologized for what sounds like Twitter’s no more personal advertising policy … in which they ban anyone who links other social media profiles of theirs on Twitter.
Should I step down as Twitter boss? I will stick to the results of this poll.
He wrote: “In the future there will be a vote on major policy changes. I apologize. Won’t happen again.” He then posed a question and an interesting suggestion: “Should I step down as Twitter boss? I will stick to the results of this poll.”
It’s a simple yes/no poll and as of this writing almost 6 million people have cast their votes with around 58% voting yes and 42% voting no. There are still about 10 hours left to vote.
As the saying goes, be careful what you want because you might get it
In a somewhat ominous and cryptic follow-up post, he wrote… “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for, as you may get it.” To us, that means he’ll actually stick to the result… like he’s done in other polls before. Bringing Trump back comes to mind.
Well, there are some cynics who believe this is an empty promise from Elon – as they suspect he’ll simply put in a sock puppet CEO… while continuing to pull the strings of BTS. After all, he’ll still be the majority owner of Twitter — so presumably he could still be in charge.
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He alluded to this sort of carte blanche rule earlier this year when talking about his Content Moderation Council — basically saying what I say, period.
However, Elon seemed to dismiss that notion – he said he had no one else in mind for the gig… and there is no successor. He says no one would really want that job. Time will tell if he pulls through and what that means for Twitter overall. 👀
Vox Populi, Vox Dei!