Elon Musk, the newly appointed CEO of Twitter, may be thinking about leaving the position after only a little over two months on the job.
Sunday night, Musk posted a poll on his verified account asking followers to decide whether or not he should resign as CEO of Twitter. Musk also promised to follow the poll’s results.
Should I resign as Twitter’s CEO?” he tweeted. I’ll follow the findings of this poll.
With around six hours left in the poll as of Monday morning, “Yes” was leading 56.3% to 43.7%.
The wealthy owner of Tesla has been embroiled in a number of disputes on the “blue app” ever since he purchased Twitter and assumed control of it in late October.
After Jack Dorsey, the company’s former CEO, sold it to Musk for $44 billion, Musk started to implement some contentious changes to the company’s policies and staff.
After taking over as CEO of Twitter, he quickly fired half of the company’s employees as well as a number of its senior executives. He also proclaimed an end to remote working for the company’s remaining, fortunate employees.
Employees who publicly opposed the new CEO’s policies or tweets were let go.
Musk then revealed a new strategy to make the social media platform’s verification badge more lucrative, which caused a stir among Twitter users.
He initially suggested a $20 monthly blue badge subscription charge, which he ultimately reduced to $8.
He regularly altered Twitter’s policies without prior notice and by executive fiat, and he also banned users who disobeyed his new regulations.
After that, he issued an ultimatum to the remaining employees, telling them to work “very hard” or quit; as a result, hundreds or more of them left the company.
Following a violent debate with the host of a Twitter Space he attended, Musk recently deactivated the Twitter Space feature from the app. However, the business asserted that Space was shut down due to a minor error. After user complaints, it was later restored.
Musk tweeted Sunday night that every significant policy change would now be put to a vote in what appeared to be contrition for his unexpected policy changes.