Elon Musk Should Step Down as Twitter CEO, Says Poll

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  • 57% of respondents to the poll said Mr. Musk should step down.
  • Musk-planning to reduce his time at Twitter as CEO.

Late Sunday, Elon Musk posted a poll asking users if he should step down as Twitter’s CEO, the social media platform he bought in October that has sparked controversy ever since.

To note, about 57% of respondents to the poll said Mr. Musk should step down.

The survey was published after he apologised for banning links to several “prohibited” social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, and upstart rivals Mastodon, Tribel, Nostr, Post and Mr Trump’s Truth Social.

“My apologies. Won’t happen again,” Mr. Musk promised to follow the results of his poll, which he launched around the same time he tweeted.

According to several poll respondents, Mr. Musk was aware that it may not support his remaining in the company.

Last week, he took his tweets to new heights as he banned several journalists from Twitter, then reinstated them after backlash. Those bans followed his shutting down of a Twitter account that tracked his private jet’s flights.

Tesla stock has also tumbled in value by tens of billions of dollars as a result of Mr. Musk’s frequent tweets of right-wing views, alienating a large part of his liberal customer base.

Furthermore, Mr. Musk recently told a Delaware court he planned to reduce his time at Twitter as CEO and eventually replace it with a new leader.