Only premium subscribers are allowed to weigh in after users vote for the platform’s CEO to resign
Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced on Monday that from then on, only Twitter Blue subscribers will be able to voice their opinion in polls about the policy changes. on this platform. The billionaire’s comments come after he conducted a poll asking users whether he should resign, which a majority voted in favor of.
After the poll, a Twitter user suggested that only Blue subscribers, who pay a monthly fee, should be allowed to vote on such matters, as they “there are actually skins in the game.”
“Good point. Twitter will make that change,” Musk replied.
Another user told the platform’s CEO that it was “It’s unwise to do a poll like this when you’re currently the government’s #1 enemy,” declares that his enemies have “the largest army of bots on Twitter.” Reflecting this sentiment, a third user asked: “Yesterday bots held an Elon poll”?
“Attractive,” Musk noted.
Twitter Blue is a paid monthly subscription that adds a distinctive blue checkmark to users’ accounts and provides early access to some of the platform’s new features. For US users, prices start at $8 per month.
Musk launched the poll on Sunday, asking Twitter users “Should I resign as head of Twitter?” while promising to abide by its results. More than 17 million users participated in the survey, with 57.5% voting that the billionaire should give up.
Before the poll ended, Musk also warned his audience that “Be careful what you want, for you can get it.” He added that “No one wants the job that can actually keep Twitter alive. There is no successor.”
After completing a $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, Musk became its majority owner, which means no one can force him to leave. However, in recent weeks, the CEO has introduced a number of controversial changes, causing a backlash from the public. Those include the relaxation of Covid-19 misinformation rules and the announcement that the platform will ban users from posting links to rival social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram.
In an apparent attempt to control damage, Musk later clarified that the new policy regarding other platforms would be “adjust,” and such suspension will only apply “when the primary purpose of that account is to promote a competitor, it is essentially a no-spam rule.”
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