It’s been over 36 hours since people overwhelmingly voted for Elon Musk to step down as Twitter’s CEO (57.5% of nearly 17 million votes were in favor of Musk’s resignation). But instead of immediately publicly accepting the results of what he said he would do, after Musk himself started it on Twitter, a platform he owns, Musk has turned to the effectiveness of his polls. I am questioning.
Anonymous Twitter users aren’t the only ones wanting Musk to step down. Outside investors also want Musk to focus more on Tesla than on Twitter. They see the Twitter drama as distracting Musk from his more profitable business at Tesla, whose stock has fallen sharply in recent weeks. Musk has long said he wants to finally step down as Twitter’s CEO, but why he seems unwilling to accept poll results calling for an end to his chaotic reign as the company’s head is unknown.
A recent polling debacle has fueled Musk’s self-destructive love of running Twitter, despite the fact that it has put his reputation and business success at risk since taking office in October. is showing. This is also another example of Musk’s seeming inability to deal with criticism. Comedy He has gone from arguing over the percentage of the crowd that booed Mask on his show, to firing an employee who criticized him, and now to dismissing the legitimacy of his Twitter users who criticized Mask. I have. I voted him out of the company he had just acquired.
Rather than comment directly on the poll results, Musk took to Twitter Monday morning to prompt questions about whether the results were legitimate.he Engaged in Twitter threads By a user suggesting the ‘Deep State’ bot army was rigging votes against him. Musk replied to another user in the same thread that only paid subscribers of Twitter Blue could vote on the vote. I suggested that you shouldTwitter makes that change”
Polling was a favored tactic in Musk’s erratic leadership style for making key decisions on Twitter.For example, when Twitter polled users on whether or not former U.S. President Donald Trump’s account should be reinstated, Musk was quick to accept the results, which were slightly in favor of Trump’s reinstatement. Hours after the polls closed, Mr. Musk “People have spoken,” tweeted Revived Trump’s account.
But this time, Musk is limping.Tuesday, Musk I replied to your tweet Market research firm HarrisX, which conducted its own poll, found that 61% of people want Musk to stay.
interesting. Possibly suggesting that Twitter may still have a bit of a bot problem…
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2022
Musk complained about Twitter bots even before he bought the platform. That’s when he tried to get out of his deal, citing the platform’s bot problem as an excuse. But since he took office, Musk says he’s cleared the excess bots from his Twitter account. So it’s confusing to have a poll on Twitter about his own leadership fate if he doesn’t have full confidence in its effectiveness.
But then again, ultimately finding a replacement CEO for Twitter was always part of Musk’s plan. I hope to reduce it and find someone to run Twitter over time.
But one of the reasons Musk seems to be holding back is that he hasn’t found a good successor.
“Nobody wants a job that can actually keep Twitter alive. There is no successor.” Mr. Musk tweeted on sunday. Then, on Tuesday, he replied with a laughing emoji in his recent NBC article reporting that he was actively looking for a new CEO for him.
So Musk created an artificial deadline to do what he already wanted to do, but apparently he’s not ready yet.