Elon Musk may be on his way to leave as head of Twitter after nearly 60 percent of his followers voted for him to be fired.
After weeks of criticism over the way he’s been running the website since taking over at the end of October, the Chief released a review of his performance to the people on Twit.
More than 17.5 million people voted in a poll asking whether he should quit his job as CEO.
Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll,” the Chief tweeted just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday night.
When it closed 12 hours later, the result was a resounding thumbs down for one of the world’s richest men — 57.5 percent of users said they wanted him out, which equates to more than 10 million users.
In comparison, 42.5 percent voted to keep him as head of the website, the equivalent of nearly 7.5 million users.
It is not clear at this point who will replace him if he makes good on his threat and steps down as boss.
Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of the poll,” Musk asked. The result was a resounding yes
Elon Musk, 51, puts his future with Twitter in the hands of the app’s users. So far, the majority of people want him gone as head of Twitter
After setting up the poll live, Musk warned, “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for because you could get it.”
He later wrote, “Those who want power are those who deserve it least.”
At 2 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, just 43.4 percent of voters said they wanted Elon to keep his position at the tech giant.
In response to Musk’s poll, rap legend Snoop Dogg tossed his hat in the ring and posted his own – titled “Should I run Twitter?”
Despite only being awake for five hours, 83.4 percent of his 471,726 voters said yes.
Reactions to Musk’s tweets have been varied, to say the least, with many Twitter users sharing the poll hoping the results would hold in favor of his departure, while others flooded his comments and begged him to stay.
“People who vote yes realize that Elon still owns Twitter, he’s just going to find someone to take on day-to-day operations, but he has a say in everything, so your yes vote is meaningless,” wrote sportswriter Steve from USA Today. Rudden.
Snoop Dogg comically joined the debate and posted his own poll, asking followers if he should run Twitter instead
“I’m not sure this is the most scientific way to make a decision like this,” said Vanity Fair special correspondent Molly Jong Fast.
‘I vote no. Because you show that you want to get better. Own your mistakes. Go forward. Improve,” said one person.
“Let me predict the ramifications of this poll: If so, Elon will remain CEO for a few more months until he finds a dedicated successor. If not, Elon will remain CEO for a few more months until he finds a dedicated successor,” said one Twitter user.
Musk has faced criticism over his dealings with the app in recent days and weeks, including his recent suspension of notable journalists who have covered him.
On Saturday night, he kicked Washington Post writer Taylor Lorenz off the app after she was accused of revealing the exact address of TikTok talent scout Ariadna Jacob in a 2020 article.
Lorenz confirmed she had booted from the platform in a TikTok video Saturday night without it, but Musk said less than 12 hours later he would lift her ban.
“Temporarily suspended due to previous doxxing action by this account,” Musk wrote in response to a Tweet about Lorenz’s ban. “Will be discontinued soon.”
Musk kicked Lorenz off the app for a ‘doxxing’ she did in a 2020 article
Taylor Lorenz’s Twitter profile is back online after she was deleted by Elon Musk for previously doxxing a TikTok talent scout in a 2020 article
Musk took similar action Friday night when he rehired nine journalists he had suspended the day before.
The tech giant left the decision to restore those accounts up to users in another poll decided by app users.
‘The people have spoken. Accounts that have doxed my location will now be suspended,” Musk said in a tweet Friday night.
The Twitter owner banned journalists from CNN, Washington Post, New York Times and other media outlets on Thursday after they reported on his decision to block an account that charted his private jet use.
Last week, the Chief Twit also sparked outrage after launching a series of attacks against Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden.
In a tweet, Musk claimed his own ‘pronouns are prosecute/Fauci’, prompting many to respond to his comment announcing pronouns and vitriol against the infectious disease expert.
In another tweet, Musk showed the face of Dr. Fauci, photoshopped into a meme, as he whispered to US President Joe Biden “one more close, my king.”
Musk said, “Fauci lied to Congress and funded feature gains research that killed millions of people. Not great. imo.’
Elon Musk called for the prosecution of Dr. Anthony Fauci
Musk released a superimposed photo of Fauci as the Jack and Biden as the King