Billionaire Elon Musk said only Twitter Blue subscribers will be able to vote in future policy-related polls after more than 10 million people voted for him to step down as the social media platform's CEO.
The Twitter owner on Sunday asked users whether he should step down as CEO and said he “will abide by the results of this poll”.
The poll closed on Monday morning, and 57.5 per cent of the votes called for him to stand down. ”As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for, as you might get it,” he tweeted after putting up the poll.
Hours after the result, he commented “interesting” to suggestions that the results were swayed by fake accounts.
As the owner of Twitter, following his purchase of the company for $44 billion (€41.4 billion) in October, no one can force him to step down as CEO.
He has ignored results of polls he has run before, redoing ones that may not have had the result he wanted, including a poll on unsuspending accounts that he claimed had revealed his real-time location.
A number of those accounts were of journalists from the mainstream media, such as Donie O'Sullivan from CNN, who had tweeted an official LAPD statement regarding a tweet sent by Musk.