Musk Says He’ll Step Down as Twitter CEO Following Poll

    In the short time since he purchased the social media platform Twitter, Elon Musk has shown he’s willing to give the public what it wants.

    According to published reports, Musk will step down from his role as the CEO of Twitter following a poll he put out seeking public input on the question. With more than 17 million people voting, more than 57% said he should step down.

    Musk tweeted his decision on Tuesday after more than 10 million of the votes said he should resign. He had previously tweeted that he would abide by the poll, launched after criticism of some of his new policies.

    Musk, who also owns Tesla and SpaceX, bought the social media company for $44 billion.

    Musk has used similar polls to make other decisions. For instance, he reinstated the account of former President Donald Trump, whose account had been permanently suspended by Twitter’s previous owners, after the public voted Trump should be allowed to return. Ironically, Trump has yet to post anything to Twitter, preferring his own platform, Truth Social.

    Musk launched another poll Tuesday night, this time asking users whether Congress should approve a $1.7 trillion deal to fund the government.

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