Elon Musk has changed Twitter voting rules saying that going forward, only Blue Members can vote. The move comes a day after company owner Elon Musk posted a poll in which users called for him to step down.
Responding to a Blue member going by the name Unfiltered Boss, Musk agreed with the suggestion that only subscribers should have a voice in future policy and said, “Twitter will make that change.” A day earlier, the billionaire chief pledged to submit all future policy decisions to a vote and offered Twitter users a choice on leadership, asking them if he should step down.
More than 10 million, or 57.5% of the vote, were in favour of Musk relinquishing his role as head of Twitter. He has yet to publicly address the outcome of the poll, which he committed to abide by when issuing it.
Musk’s dramatic offer came shortly after he attended the World Cup final match in Qatar, triggering a wave of trending topics such as “vote yes” and “CEO of Twitter”. He didn’t offer an alternative leader and went so far as to say anyone capable of doing the job wouldn’t want it.
Musk has warned that Twitter is at risk of bankruptcy and instituted a “hardcore” work environment for the remaining workers after a drastic cutback in staff. In his less than two months at the helm, he has spooked advertisers, alienated Twitter’s most ardent creators and turned the service from a reflection of the news of the day into the main topic.