BANGALORE, Dec 19 (Reuters) – A poll of Twitter users has come out in favor of the resignation of Elon Musk as head of the social media platform. The billionaire boss of Tesla had previously said he wanted to stick to the results of the investigation he himself had launched. 17.5 million users took part in the survey, 57.5% were in favor of his departure. In the past, the boss of the company had voted on important decisions on Twitter. Here’s a look at Musk’s polls.
SALE OF TESLA SHARES
In November last year, Elon Musk asked his Twitter followers if he should sell 10% of his Tesla shares. By voting on Twitter, Musk had sparked a sell-off in the world’s most valuable auto stocks. Of the 3.5 million users who took part, almost 58% voted for Musk to sell a tenth of his block of shares.
EDIT BUTTON ON TWITTER
Musk asked Twitter users in April if they wanted an edit button. About 74% of the more than 4.4 million participating users voted “Yes”. According to the company, users will in the future be able to edit their tweets as part of the “Twitter Blue” subscription service.
UNLOCKING DONALD TRUMP
In a poll launched on November 18, Musk asked Twitter users to vote on whether or not to allow former US President Donald Trump to return to the social media site. Nearly 52% of participants approved of this. “The people have spoken, Trump can be reinstated,” the CEO tweeted.
UNLOCK JOURNALIST ACCOUNTS
On December 15, Twitter banned several journalists from the platform, including those from The New York Times, CNN and The Washington Post, without notice. After massive international criticism, Musk asked users when Twitter should unblock accounts that posted his exact real-time location on the platform. A majority of nearly 59% of respondents favored immediate activation of recently blocked accounts. Musk then had the affected user accounts deleted.
RESIGNATION AS TWITTER BOSS
In a poll taken Monday, nearly 58% of more than 17.5 million users voted “yes” after Musk asked him if he should step down as Twitter’s CEO. “I will stand by the results of this poll,” Musk previously said.
Musk’s Twitter polls – from stock sales to HR questions
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