SAN FRANCISCO: Elon Musk, the billionaire businessman continues to surprise people with his exploits with Twitter. The latest one on the list of his major decisions regarding the website is his decision to listen to what people have to say about him.
Elon Musk put out a vote about his position on the popular microblogging site with the mention that he will abide by the mandate of the majority of the voters. The poll was created to take votes for 12 hours. With about four hours remaining in his vote, 56.7 percent of the voters want him to step down from the position while 43.3 percent want him to continue. A total of 13598593 votes were received in this poll at the time of writing.
"Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll," Elon Musk tweeted with the poll.
This was followed by more tweets where he apologised for taking major decisions without consulting the users of the micro-blogging site. He went on to mention at major policy changes of Twitter will be put to a public mandate from now on. He also warned the users of this platform to exercise caution about what they want with the popular microblogging site.
'Going forward, there will be a vote for major policy changes. My apologies. Won't happen again' and 'As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it' Elon Musk tweeted.
These tweets came out on Sunday after the announcement by the brand to ban accounts that use Twitter to promote accounts on other social media platforms. These include Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Post, Truth Social, etc. India-based platform, Koo also found itself banned on Twitter.
His recent policy changes had not only caused massive backlashes but also the loss of a large number of active users on the site leading to a huge dip in the revenues of the brand. Many of the changes were also rolled back following the dipping image of the brand.
Whatever the public mandate may be, it will be very interesting to know how Elon Musk reacts.
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