Only paid Twitter Blue customers, according to the billionaire, will be able to participate in future policy-related polls on the website.
For the first time since more than 10 million users decided to support his resignation as Twitter’s CEO, Elon Musk stated that only paid Twitter Blue customers will be able to participate in future polls pertaining to public policy.
Musk polled Twitter users on Sunday about whether they thought he should leave his position as CEO, and he promised to follow the findings of the poll. 57.5% of those who responded to the survey on Monday said he should resign.
Musk, who frequently uses the platform, did not tweet immediately following the poll. His quiet was finally broken when he said, “Interesting,” in response to several allegations that the poll’s findings were tainted by phoney accounts.
Ten million consumers chose to have Elon Musk’s rule over the corporation expire.
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Musk responded to a commenter who claimed that “Blue subscribers should be the only ones that can vote in policy relevant polls” by saying, “Good argument. Twitter will change that.
Anyone who subscribes to Twitter Blue will have the option to purchase a blue tick verified badge for their account.
No one can force Musk out of the privately held firm because he owns a majority of it, but over the past several days, a succession of perplexing actions have led even some of his staunchest supporters to cut connections with him.
The suspension of numerous critical journalists who wrote about the ban last week came as a result of the decision to block an account that tracked the location of his private jet. As a result, some active users left for other social networks, including its decentralised rival Mastodon, whose own account was suspended for linking to the jet tracker’s account on the competing social network.
Musk replied on Sunday by outlawing all links to other social media sites, including Mastodon, Instagram, Facebook, as well as more obscure ones like Nostr, which Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, used, and Linktree, a homepage builder that influencers prefer.
After a Twitter poll from the Twitter Safety account, which Musk announced: “Going forwards, there will be a vote for big policy changes,” that ban was lifted by day’s end. I apologise. won’t occur once more.
In the past, Musk has used Twitter polls to confirm significant choices. In 2021, he sold a tenth of his Tesla stock following one vote, restored Donald Trump’s account following another last month, and reinstated a number of suspended accounts following a third. After the Trump poll, Musk tweeted, “Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”
However, in many instances, he has appeared to have already made up his mind before posting. For example, he had already announced the sale of his Tesla stock before he even put it to a vote, and his plan to reinstate Trump had been discussed before he even purchased Twitter.
Long before the Twitter poll was released, the concept of resigning as CEO had already been floated. He informed a Delaware judge on November 16 that he intended to work less at Twitter and “find somebody else to operate Twitter over time.”