Not even the time to tell you about the blocking of links to Instagram and Mastodon on Twitter that Elon Musk makes the news again with one of his bombastic statements. This time, the CEO of Twitter has created a survey on the platform to ask users if whether or not to retire from the role of CEO of the platform.
The survey, published on Twitter just a few hours ago, read “should I step down as Chief of Twitter? I will respect the result of this poll“. The possibilities, of course, are only two, namely “Yes” and “No”. In a very short time, the poll collected more than 16 million votes, largely in favor of the by Elon Musk Specifically, currently the “Yes” wins with 57.4% of the vote, while the “No” is stuck at 42.6%. However, there are still a couple of hours left before the conclusion of the vote, so the result could be overturned at any moment.
Hard to tell what is the logic of Elon Musk behind this move, if there is one: the new CEO has in fact implemented a series of extremely controversial and radical measures on the platform, first of all the dismissal of half of Twitter’s workers, that anyone will take his place (if Musk really give up) will have to manage.
A departure by Musk from the role of Chief Executive Officer of the platform, on the other hand, could “clean up” Twitter’s image in the public eye, after a month in which the social network was highly criticized by users and the press. In particular, a change at the top could stop the bleeding of accounts from the platform and, at the same time, convince advertisers to resume their advertising on Twitter in short order, allowing a new flow of money into the company’s coffers.
Assuming that Musk will actually leave his position – which seems to be becoming more and more likely by the minute – we must also consider that the South African billionaire he will still remain the owner of Twitterwhich means that it will continue to have a strong influence on the development strategies of the social network in the future, especially with regards to policy business and content moderation.