Elon Musk has not yet commented on the outcome of the poll he had called in the night between Sunday and Monday asking Twitter users whether or not he should continue to be the head of the social network. More than 17.5 million accounts had voted in the poll and 57.5 percent said they were in favor of his resignation. In the tweet with which he had launched the survey, Musk had said that he would “respect the results”, as he had previously done when he asked Twitter users to vote on some decisions related to the social network.
In the hours after the poll’s outcome, Musk resumed posting tweets, but without commenting on the poll’s outcome. Responding to one account, he said he is in favor of overhauling rules on the social network to allow only paid accounts to participate in polls that determine Twitter policies. However, it is not clear if and when the new rule will be applied and if this will lead to the re-proposition of yesterday’s poll.
Good points. Twitter will make that change.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 19, 2022
Musk had acquired Twitter a couple of months ago, after various hesitations, announcements, renunciations and a lawsuit initiated by the social network. The acquisition cost $44 billion, well above the most recent valuations of the value of Twitter, which struggles to generate enough revenue to support its businesses.