Elon Musk announced that Twitter will only allow accounts with a blue tick to vote on changes to policy after the majority of people voted for him to quit.
57.5% of respondents to a poll Mr. Musk ran on Twitter asking if he should step down as CEO replied “yes.”
He hasn’t directly addressed the poll’s results since then.
However, he has said that Twitter would amend its rules so that only subscribers can cast ballots for company policies.
One user alleged that ‘bots’ appeared to have cast many votes in the poll about Mr. Musk’s position at the company. The assertion, according to Mr. Musk, is “interesting.”
When he conducted the survey, the billionaire had stated that he would follow the outcome. He will continue to own Twitter even if he steps down as CEO.
Former Twitter vice president Bruce Daisley equated any upcoming changes to those made by a football manager. Elon Musk will continue to be that constant voice in the background, he said, adding that the chairman still has that position.
The goals of Mr. Musk, though, are still unknown. Despite the fact that US media outlet CNBC tweeted on Tuesday that Mr. Musk is looking for a new CEO for Twitter, Mr. Musk replied with two laughing emojis.
In a tweet, it was said that only Twitter Blue users should be able to vote in policy polls. Mr. Musk responded, “We genuinely have skin in the game.” Twitter will change that.
Last Monday, the paid-for verification service on Twitter resumed rollout after a brief break. Subscribers receive a “blue tick” and pay $8 a month, or $11 if they use the Twitter app on an Apple device.
A blue tick, which served as a symbol of validity and was formerly employed as a verification tool for high-profile accounts, was free.
Mr. Musk conducted a poll on his future as CEO on Monday. The majority of the 17.5 million users who cast votes supported his resignation.
He responded to a user who claimed there was no successor chief executive in the works while the poll was still running by saying: “Nobody wants the position of true Twitter lifeguard. There is no heir apparent.”
Since gaining control of the website, the technology tycoon, who also owns Tesla electric car company and Space X rocket company, has come under heavy fire.
He has previously acted in accordance with the results of his Twitter polls and used the Latin proverb “vox populi, vox dei,” which roughly translates to “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”
After making an attempt to back out of the arrangement, Mr. Musk purchased Twitter for $44 billion (£36 billion) in October.
Since assuming leadership, he has come under fire for how he manages content, with some civil rights organisations charging that he is taking actions that will encourage hate speech and disinformation.
The European Union and United Nations denounced him on Friday in response to Twitter’s decision to suspend some journalists who write about the social media company. Additionally, he let go approximately half of Twitter’s workers.
According to Mr. Daisley
According to Mr. Daisley, by following Mr. Musk’s online behaviour, you could “get a sense” as to what he was thinking by reading his responses to people.
He seemed to be arguing about the vote, the man continued.
The majority of Mr. Musk’s fortune is in his electric car firm Tesla, which has been accused of being neglected by him. Some claim that because of his fixation with Twitter, Tesla shares have lost more than 60% of their value this year.
Leo KoGuan, the third-largest individual stakeholder in Tesla, demanded last week that Elon Musk vacate his position as the company’s CEO.
Tesla’s CEO position is vacant as a result of Elon Musk’s resignation. A full-time CEO is something Tesla deserves and needs “Tweeted he.