Elon Musk’s future as CEO of Twitter is uncertain after users chose to fire him in a ballot that he pledged to follow, but shares of his other business Tesla increased by roughly 3% on Monday in pre-market trade.
Tesla shareholders want Musk to spend more time working on the electric car firm and are upset by his fixation on Twitter.
In a poll that The Chief Twit conducted on his own account, more than 57.5% of the 17.5 million votes cast called for him to resign.
There aren’t many hints as to who may succeed him, however famed musician Snoop Dogg has jokingly shown interest in the position.
Should I resign as Twitter’s CEO? Just before 6.30 p.m. on Sunday, Musk said on Twitter, “I will abide by the results of this poll.”
But he issued a word of caution: “As they say, be cautious what you ask for—you just may get it.”
Snoop Dogg entered the fray and launched his own poll in response to Musk’s, headlined “Should I manage Twitter?”
82% of the 1.2 million votes were in favor.
The replies to Musk’s tweets were, to put it mildly, mixed. While many Twitter users shared the poll in the hopes that the numbers would continue to support his departure, others crowded his comments section pleading with him to remain.
“People voting yes do understand that Elon is still going to control Twitter, he’s simply going to hire someone to run it on a day-to-day basis, but still have say in everything, therefore your yes vote is pointless,” commented Steve Rudden, a sports writer for USA Today.
Molly Jong Fast, a special reporter for Vanity Fair, stated, “I’m not convinced this is the most scientific approach to make a choice like this.”
“I abstain.” because it’s clear that you desire to become better. Own up to your errors. Move forward. Improve,” one guy commented.
Let me foresee the results of this poll: If “yes,” Elon will continue to serve as CEO for a few more months until he finds a devout replacement. If “no,” Elon will continue to serve as CEO until he finds a loyal replacement for a few more months, according to one Twitter user.
In recent days and weeks, Musk has drawn criticism for his management of the app, particularly the recent suspension of prominent journalists who have written about him.
He removed Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz from the app on Saturday night after she was accused of disclosing Ariadna Jacob’s precise address in a 2020 piece.
In a TikTok video, Lorenz acknowledged being banned from the site on Saturday night, but Musk claimed he would remove the restriction less than 12 hours later.
In response to a Tweet announcing Lorenz’s suspension, Musk said, “Temp suspension due to earlier doxxing conduct by this account.” “Will soon be removed.”
When Musk restored nine journalists who had been suspended the day before, he did a similar step on Friday night.
The internet giant let users select whether to reactivate those accounts in another poll that was chosen by app users.
“The people have had their say. Accounts that doxxed my whereabouts will no longer be suspended,’ Musk tweeted on Friday night.
After they reported on his decision to suspend an account that tracked his usage of a private plane, the owner of Twitter on Thursday barred journalists from CNN, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and other publications.
The Main Twit also caused controversy last week when he attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, in a number of ways.
A number of people reacted to Musk’s remark about declaring pronouns as well as his anger at the infectious disease specialist when he claimed in one tweet that his “pronouns are prosecute/Fauci.”
Another tweet from Musk included Dr. Fauci’s face as a meme, saying to U.S. President Joe Biden, “Just one more lockdown, my king.”
Fauci deceived Congress and received funding for gain-of-function research, according to Musk. Not great in my opinion.