‘Should I step down as head of Twitter?’: 57,5% of the network users said ‘yes’ in Elon Musk’s poll

The poll Elon Musk, the owner and CEO of Twitter, Inc., has posted this morning on Twitter is over. 57,5% of Twitter users voted in favour of his resignation as the head of this social network. More than 17,5 million people have taken part in it.

The head of the podcast department of Der Standard assumed what would be the consequences of the voting.

On 16 December, Elon Musk restored the previously blocked Twitter accounts of several journalists when his decision drew sharp criticism from government officials, human rights groups, and journalistic organisations from several parts of the world. The Vice-President for Values and Transparency in the European Commission, Věra Jourová, condemned the head of Twitter’s actions.

The reporters were suspended for publishing public data about Musk’s plane. Among them, there were journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The Intercept and Voice of America.

‘Criticizing me all day long is totally fine, but doxxing my real-time location and endangering my family is not,’ Elon posted on Twitter.

Previously, during a meeting with employees at Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco on November 21, Musk announced changes in the social network’s policy.

‘We want to enable users to be able to communicate without being concerned about their privacy, [or] without being concerned about a data breach at Twitter causing all of their DMs to hit the web, or think that maybe someone at Twitter could be spying on their DMs. That’s obviously not going to be cool and it has happened a few times before,’ he said.

Also, at the end of this November, after a vote among users, Elon Musk started restoring blocked accounts on the network.

If you want to know more about people lifted from the Twitter ban, click here to read our article.

Text: Nataliia Huchok
Photo: Justin Pacheco, Public domain