Elon Musk is poised to step down as Twitter head after the public voted overwhelmingly in favor of resigning in a poll he created on Twitter following a turbulent time running the network.
“Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll,” Musk tweeted on Sunday.
Some 57.5 percent of the 17.5 million votes said he should step down, while 42.5 percent said he should not, in what was billed as final results.
After buying the social media site in October for $44 billion, Musk’s leadership of Twitter has been mired in controversy.
Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
For example, Musk, a long-time advocate of “free speech,” came under fire last week for suspending several accounts of journalists.
Musk said he did this because the reporters allegedly endangered his family by “doxing” or sharing non-public information about his location. The journalists have since had their accounts re-instated.