Elon Musk Breaks Silence After Twitter Users Vote for His Resignation
Elon Musk sheepishly returned to Twitter Monday night after a fairly quiet day, having spent most of the previous 24 hours in silence after constructing a poll in which users voted to step down as the company’s CEO.
Musk hadn’t made a public statement per se, but began his return with an altercation with convicted fraudster Kim Dotcom.
The internet personality had made an unfounded claim that the so-called “deep state” manipulated the Twitter poll. Tweeting directly to @ElonMusk, DotCom claimed the US government runs the “biggest army of bots on Twitter” and offered the billionaire some advice: “Let’s clean up and then do this poll again.” Musk simply commented, “Interesting. “
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Musk then responded to an apparent Trump supporter who suggested that Twitter Blue subscribers – who pay $8 a month – should be the only ones able to take “political polls.” Just a minute later, Musk’s fingers found their strength again. “Good point. Twitter will make this change,” he replied.
He then commented on a post from the Wall Street Silver Twitter account that compared the number of votes in the poll to those who liked the actual tweet. “Did bots brigade the Elon poll yesterday?”
Elon replied tepidly again, “Interesting.”
The billionaire launched the original poll on Sunday night when he faced an onslaught of criticism over a new policy that bans users from linking to other social media sites.
Musk later announced that Twitter would revise the policy. More than 17 million people voted, with results Monday morning showing 57.5 percent think he should resign.
Musk, who had been tweeting up a storm for the past few days, did not respond to a request for comment.
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