Elon Musk has announced that Twitter polls on major company policy decisions will be restricted to Twitter Blue subscribers, a day after a majority of voters voted for him to step down as CEO in a poll he published.
The decision was made after a subscriber suggested that only subscribers should be able to vote in policy polls, to which Musk responded with “That’s an excellent point. Twitter will make the necessary changes “, without saying when the change would take effect.
Musk, who has pledged to put all future policy decisions to a vote, gave Twitter users a leadership choice, asking them if he should step down. The result was that 57.5% of 17.5 million people voted “Yes,” while 42.5% voted “No” to Musk stepping down as CEO of Twitter.
Despite promising to follow the outcome, he had tweeted more than ten times without directly addressing it nearly a day later. However, he has since been seen responding to posts claiming that the poll was rigged by bots, as well as another claiming that only Twitter Blue users should be allowed to vote.
Twitter Blue, one of Musk’s initiatives since taking over, is a monthly subscription service that provides users with the iconic blue check, but now costs $8 on the web and $11 on Apple devices.
The sources for this piece include an article in Reuters.