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Twitter Users Just Voted For Elon Musk To Step Down As Head Of The Company



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On Sunday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk posted a yes-or-no poll on Twitter asking whether he should step down as the company’s head, saying that he’d abide by the result of the poll.

“Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll,” Musk tweeted Sunday.

The results on Monday morning showed 17.5 million people voted, with 57.5% — around 10 million — in favor of Musk stepping down.

Since buying Twitter in late October, Musk’s actions at the helm of the social media platform have proved divisive. Some people have praised him for vowing to promote free speech and change Twitter’s content-moderation policies, while others have cited the rise in hate speech on the site and have questioned Musk’s hypocrisy for suspending journalists who have written about him.

Spooked advertisers have fled the site over concerns about content moderation, and Musk has seemingly introduced new policies on a whim, some of which he later reversed.

He has also drastically shaken up Twitter’s workforce, with thousands of staff members resigning, being fired, or being laid off.

Shortly after the poll closed, Tesla stock was up nearly 5% in premarket trading. Musk is the CEO of Tesla and some shareholders of the electric-vehicle maker are concerned about his erratic behavior on Twitter.

See the results of the poll below: