Musk Asked Twitter Users If He Should Step Down - and Here's What They Said

Brittany M. Hughes | December 19, 2022
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After weeks of mudslinging by leftists angered by his attack on their speech control, Twitter CEO Elon Musk put out a public poll on his newly-acquired social media site asking users if they believe he should step down as head of Twitter.

To make things even more interesting, Musk added that he will "abide by the results of this poll."

When all was said and done, poll results showed 57.5% of respondents replied "Yes," to just 42.5% who voted "No."

A short while before the poll closed, Musk tweeted, "As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it."

Notably, Musk's question did not ask users whether they believed he should sell Twitter, but rather suggested he may not be involved in the day-to-day running of the company. The billionaire, who also heads up both Tesla and SpaceX, has been directly involved in overseeing near-daily changes to the social media platform since acquiring it in late October, which have included changes to the site's verified checkmark policy and new rules about open harassment and more freedom of speech on some social issues. 

While conservatives have rightly cheered many of the moves, the past two months have left some - including Tesla shareholders - wondering whether Musk has the time both to closely run Twitter and concentrate on his other companies. 

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Tesla stock, which has been on a downturn in recent weeks, spiked when Musk posted the poll, jumping nearly 5% in pre-market trading Monday.

Whether Musk will actually step down and what role he would play in the company moving forward are questions that remain to be answered, but one thing remains constant: in Elon's Twitter, there's never a dull moment.

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