“Should I Step Down as Head Of Twitter?” Recent poll results lean in favour of “yes,” as Musk requests

Guwahati: According to the results of the poll that Twitter CEO Elon Musk conducted on the microblogging platform, he is leaving Twitter.

Within a few minutes of Musk’s cryptic tweet, asking users if he should step down as head of the social media platform and also promising to abide by the result, the ‘yes’ votes started edging ahead. In reaction, Musk said, “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it.”

Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, held a poll on the microblogging platform, asking followers if he should leave his position as the social media company’s leader and vowing to follow the results.

Musk also mentioned that there will be a vote on Twitter for significant policy changes.

Taking to Twitter, Elon Musk said, “Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll.”

One side of the user community supports Musk leaving Twitter as CEO, while the other does not want him to quit the microblogging platform, as a result of the CEO of Twitter’s message.

David Morales, a Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, replied to Musk’s post and said, “Elon, as someone who hasn’t commented on this matter yet, please step down as the Head of Twitter. I’ve talked to many neighbors and people across Rhode Island who feel uncomfortable using this platform based on your decisions and statements. Thank you!”
“Yes, due to your selective support for free speech. Also allowing tweets to be 4,000 characters takes away the creative aspect of tweeting,” another Twitter user said.

Meanwhile, there are some supporters of Musk, who don’t want him to leave Twitter. Liz Wheeler, an American commentator said, “No. You’re doing a good job. It’s a swamp in there & the cleanup process is messy. You’re serving a vital need in our country to expose the left’s Marxist apparatus to control minds, behavior, speech, and ideology. Few others – including politicians – are fighting this. Keep on.”

This poll was released following Twitter’s announcement on Sunday that it would prohibit accounts from promoting other accounts on certain social media networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Mastodon.

“We recognize that many of our users are active on other social media platforms. However, we will no longer allow free promotion of certain social media platforms on Twitter,” Twitter Support tweeted.

“Specifically, we will remove accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social platforms and content that contains links or usernames for the following platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribal, Nostr, and Post,” it added.

Moreover, Twitter said that it still allows cross-posting content from any social media platform. “Posting links or usernames to social media platforms not listed above are also not in violation of this policy.”

Twitter has changed its regulations at the same time that Musk has come under fire for significant policy changes on the platform.

Elon Musk’s decision to ban journalists from Twitter on Friday was criticised as setting a dangerous precedent by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Speaking at a press conference, Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for Guterres, stated, “We are very troubled by the arbitrary suspension of accounts of journalists that we witnessed on Twitter.

On a site that claims to be a place for free speech, he added, media voices shouldn’t be stifled. This action, according to the UN spokesperson, sets a risky precedent at a time when journalists around the globe are dealing with censorship, physical threats, and even worse.

A number of journalists had their accounts suspended on Thursday by Elon Musk’s Twitter, which displayed “account suspended” warnings for them. The accounts were restored following a significant protest from the public.

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