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Twitter users voted 57.5% in favor of Elon Musk stepping down

Twitter users voted 57.5% in favor of Elon Musk stepping down

At least 57.5% of the more than 17 million voters said they supported leaving Mr. Musk, who vowed to respect the outcome, but did not immediately respond.

Should I leave Twitter management? asked the billionaire on the night of Sunday to Monday on the social network.

I will stick to the results of this surveyhe promised.

In an exchange with one of his Twitter followers, Mr. Musk confirmed that he does not have a designated successor. He indicated in another message that the platform was On the fast track to bankruptcy.

Since taking over the platform at the end of October, the Tesla and SpaceX boss has stirred up a lot of controversy by laying off half of Twitter’s staff, reinstating suspended accounts, and suspending the accounts of journalists and Looking forward to launching a new paid subscription.

From a failed opt-in plan to banning journalists to daily political controversy, it was an all-out storm as advertisers fled, leaving Twitter to widen its deficit. »

Quote from Dan Ives, securities analyst at Wedbush

Mr. Ives estimates the company’s potential losses at about $4 billion a year.

The poll, launched by Mr. Musk, follows a new decision from the social network that has sparked a lot of backlash.

Twitter announced Sunday that it will no longer be possible to post links to rival networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon or Truth Social, Donald Trump’s social network.

It is now forbidden to tweet with a message like: Please follow me at @ID on InstagramThe platform said.

These new rules have misunderstood many users, including Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and former head of Twitter.

After some accounts were suspended under the new law, including that of investor Paul Graham, Mr. Musk qualified his decision.

He first tweeted that instead of targeting individual tweets, the policy would be limited to Suspend accounts only when the “primary” purpose of that account is to promote competitors.

Then the windy billionaire claimed that Major policy changes On the social network systematically the subject of the vote.

Last week, Mr. Musk deleted and then restored the accounts of several American journalists from CNN, from The New York Times And the Washington Post In particular, causing the EU andUnited nations. The vice-president of the European Commission even threatened the entrepreneur with sanctions.

The billionaire first suspended @elonjet on Wednesday, the account that automatically reported his private jet trips, and then the accounts of journalists who tweeted about the decision, accusing them of endangering his family.

Those posts were brought back on Saturday, but some said they were asked to delete certain posts if they wanted to take full advantage of the platform.

And on Saturday evening, the Twitter account of a journalist from Washington PostTaylor Lorenz, was in turn suspended for several hours.

Elon Musk suspended my Twitter accounton her press blog covering the technology sector

His account was restored on Sunday.

Since taking over the reins of Twitter, Mr. Musk has reinstated many accounts that were banned, Including Mr. Trump. It also ended the fight against misinformation related to COVID-19.

On the other hand, he suspended rapper Kanye West’s account after posting several messages that she considered anti-Semitic and refused to return to the platform of far-right conspirator Alex Jones.

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