Elon Musk will step down as Twitter boss — if he keeps his word and abides by the results of a poll asking users to rate his tenure.
Owner of Tesla and SpaceX start his vote Just after 11pm UK time, he wrote: “Should I resign as head of Twitter?
“I will abide by the results of this poll.”
As the deadline passed at 11.20am, 57.5 percent voted for him to leave.
musk He bought the platform for $44 billion in late October, but his short tenure has been turbulent.
In an effort to draw a line under his controversial rule, he takes to the polls Twitter Netizens asked on Sunday whether he should step down.
About 20 minutes later, as the “yes” votes piled up, he added: “As the saying goes, be careful what you want because you might get it.”
He responded to some comments from users, telling one: “The problem is not finding a CEO, the problem is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive.”
He added: “No one wants the job that can really keep Twitter alive. There is no successor.”
Earlier Sunday, he declared war on Twitter’s social media rivals by banning their accounts from promoting them on his platform.
That means users could have their accounts suspended, locked or deleted if they post links to their profiles on other social media sites, including Meta-owned Facebook and Instagram, as well as Mastodon and Donald Trump’s Truth Social.
After taking office, Musk promised to improve Twitter, eliminate fake accounts and improve free speech.
But it has lost many of its major advertisers amid growing concerns about its direction — and its ability to pay interest on the $13 billion in debt Musk took on to buy it.
On Saturday, Reuters revealed that Musk’s team had sought more funding from investors, just days after he sold an additional $3.6 billion worth of Tesla stock — meaning he has already sold 100% of his other shares this year. Nearly $40 billion in stock in electric car companies.