Twitter’s interim chief executive Elon Musk has asked his followers via a poll on the platform if he should step down as the CEO of the microblogging platform. The development comes amid the dramatic turn of events ever since Musk’s tookover the social media platform two months ago, which entailed more than 50% of Twitter’s 7,500 staff getting fired globally.
Musk's Twitter poll said: “Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll,” with a YES and NO option. “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it,” he tweeted.
The poll, which will last for 24 hours, has as many as 56% users opting for YES option, whereas 44% users have opted for NO option, as of 11:05 am IST (Indian Standard Time).
In another tweet, Musk said going forward, there'll be a major policy changes. “Going forward, there will be a vote for major policy changes. My apologies, Won’t happen again.”
Ever since Musk acquired Twitter, he has been on a mission mode to make Twitter the most accurate source of information.
On Sunday, in a post that no longer exists, Twitter said it will no longer allow free promotion of other social media platforms. “We recognise that many of our users are active on other social media platforms. However, we will no longer allow free promotion of certain social media platforms on Twitter.”
Twitter removed the ability to see from which device a tweet has been made under. Earlier, users could see whether the tweet has been made from iPhone or Android under ‘Twitter for iPhone’ or ‘Twitter for Android’.
Last week, Twitter suspended an account that tracked Elon Musk's private jet in real-time after a "stalker" mistakenly followed his son 'X', putting his safety at risk. Musk, however, had earlier said his commitment to free speech extends to even not banning Twitter accounts tracking his private jet in real-time. The account with the handle @ElonJet, owned by 20-year-old Jack Sweeney, had around half a million followers. Sweeney used publicly available flight-tracking data as and when Musk's jet took off and landed, and posted it online.
Last week, the social media platform rolled out the coveted Twitter Blue subscription, but, at a higher price. The subscription price has been hiked from $7.99 to $8 on purchasing the subscription via the website, whereas it's available at $11 per month for iOS users via the Apple app store. The social media platform has also initiated purging spam/scam accounts, Musk had said earlier.
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