Twitter has been somewhat chaotic since Elon Musk completed his purchase of the platform on Oct. 27. He has been criticized for firing more than half of the staff and restoring the accounts of previously barred users. This past week, he has come under fire after several high-profile journalists from CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other news outlets had their Twitter accounts suspended.
At 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, December 18th, Musk tweeted: “Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll. Yes. / No.”
Musk also said that going forward he will hold votes on major policy changes.
At 6:20 a.m. ET today (Monday, December 19), the poll ended with a majority of respondents (57.5%) calling for Musk to leave his post. More than 17 million users had cast their vote.
The actions Elon Musk will take in response to this poll remain to be seen.
This is a developing story.