Elon Musk to quit as Twitter boss if he abides by results of his own poll 1 month ago

Elon Musk to quit as Twitter boss if he abides by results of his own poll

The results are in - now what will Elon do?

Elon Musk will step down as Twitter boss if he stands by a poll in which he asked users if he should stay or go.

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The 'Chief Twit' set his poll live just after 11pm Irish time, writing: "Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll."

As the deadline passed at 11.20am, 57.5% voted for the Telsa and SpaceX billionaire, to bounce.

Musk bought the platform for $44 billion in late October and has not stopped making headlines since.

In an effort to perhaps turn the tide, on negative publicity, he asked Twitter users on Sunday if he should step down.

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Roughly 20 minutes later, with 'yes' votes edging ahead, Musk added: "As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it."

As well as this, he responded to a number of comments from users, telling one: "The question is not finding a CEO, the question is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive."

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The CEO also said: "No one wants the job who can actually keep Twitter alive. There is no successor."

Earlier on Sunday, Musk declared war on Twitter's social media rivals by banning the promotion of their accounts from his platform.

This means Twitter users could have their accounts suspended, locked or deleted if they post links to their profiles on other social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram.

When he took charge, Musk promised to improve Twitter by ridding it of fake accounts and improving free speech, welcoming back the likes of Kanye West - who he had to ban again - and Donald Trump.

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Musk has caught flack in recent weeks over his handling of the app, including his recent suspension of notable journalists who have covered him.

He has also fired thousands of staff and announced charges for some services.