Elon Musk seems to have heard all the Twitter criticism loud and clear — which is why he’s leaving his position at the company in the hands of the people … quite literally.
The Chief Twit took to his favorite platform Sunday, and started off by apologizing for what sounds like Twitter’s no-more-personal-promotion policy … in which they’ll ban anyone who plugs other social media profiles of theirs on Twitter.
He wrote, “Going forward, there will be a vote for major policy changes. My apologies. Won’t happen again.” After that, he posed a question and interesting proposition, asking … “Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll.”
It’s a simple Yes/No poll, and as of this writing … nearly 6 million people have weighed in, with about 58% in favor of Yes, and 42% saying No. There’s still about 10 hours left to vote.
In a somewhat ominous and cryptic follow-up post, he wrote … “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it.” To us, that means he will, in fact, abide by the outcome … like he previously has in other polls. Bringing Trump back comes to mind.
Now, there are some cynics who feel like this an empty promise from Elon — as they suspect he’ll simply install a sock-puppet CEO … while he continues to pull the strings BTS. He will still be the majority owner of Twitter, after all — so he could still presumably call the shots.
He did recently allude to that type of carte blanche rule earlier this year when he was discussing his Content Moderation Council — basically saying, what I say goes, period.
Elon, however, appeared to shoot this notion down — saying he doesn’t have somebody else in mind for the gig … and that there is no successor. He says no one would really want this job. Time will tell if he follows through, and what that’ll mean for Twitter at large. 👀
Vox Populi, Vox Dei!
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