Elon Musk since his takeover of Twitter as the head has been beleaguered by his mass layoffs and recent policy changes he made at Twitter. His decisions to allow back previously banned users whether it is reinstating former president Donald Trump’s account or suspending the accounts of various journalists and then again reinstating the accounts would rose many questions about his decision-making. Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General also took note regarding the banning of journalists, said he was very disturbed by Musk’s decision and calls it a dangerous criterion.
Elon Musk in his latest post has finally asked a critical question whether he should “step down as the head of Twitter”. The Tesla owner has pledged that he will abide by the results of the poll. Musk however since he overtook on Twitter in October is facing severe backlash from the public including multiple controversies linked to the social media platform.
He finally tweeted- “Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll,”. Shortly after the tweet, he posts another tweet warning the users- “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it.” He told the users to answer yes or no. The poll is about a few hours away from his deadline.
His poll was followed by other tweets. “The question is not finding a CEO, the question is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive. (sic),” he said in one of the posts. Replying to a post that he already “has the CEO picked out”, Musk responded – “No one wants the job who can actually keep Twitter alive. There is no successor.”
Musk however took over Twitter with a whopping amount of $44 billion in October. On Sunday earlier also the Twitter CEO made another major sudden change to its content modernization rules stating that we would no longer allow free promotion of certain social media platforms. Late Sunday a note on the company’s website announcing the policy against promoting other social media platforms has been deleted. According to the information, Mush has warned about the company’s financial condition and also stated that the company has suffered “a massive drop in a revenue loss of nearly $4 million a day”, showing the huge possibility of bankruptcy.
As per the information revealed from sources a few Tesla shareholders also complained that Musk’s centre of attention on Twitter is hurting the automaker. Recently the Tesla owner has sold more than $ 3.5 billion of stock in his second round of sales since he took over on Twitter. Now let’s see how much the poll results influence Musk’s decisions.