Elon Musk could step down as Twitter CEO if poll results are against him.

The billionaire asked Twitter users to vote on Sunday, December 18, whether he should renounce the title.

He promised to abide by the results and gave two options for a response: “yes” or “no”.

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In a tweet later Mr. Musk said: “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it.” 

Mr. Musk took the reins as the Twitter boss in October after months of legal battles, as he tried to back out from the deal.

The social media giant has seen a rough start with several advertisers pulling spending, amid mass resignations and layoffs.

Twitter’s content moderation policies have garnered controversies which includes bringing back Donald Trump’s account and dissolving its Trust and Safety Council.

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Several journalists who wrote against Musk also found their accounts suspended.

However, Mr. Musk said later that Twitter would begin restoring the accounts. 

Twitter made another abrupt change to its content-moderation rules recently, stating that it would no longer allow “free promotion of certain social media platforms.”

As of the morning of Monday, December 19, the poll was 57.5 percent in favor of yes, and 42.5 in favor of no.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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