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Twitter users vote for Musk to step down

Elon Musk created a Twitter poll to determine if he should step down as CEO. Associated Press/Photo by Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald

Twitter users vote for Musk to step down

Elon Musk created a Twitter poll on Sunday asking users whether he should step down as CEO of the social media company. By the time the poll closed Monday, more than half of 17.5 million respondents agreed he should no longer be in the executive position, and Musk claimed he will abide by the results. Musk has yet to comment publicly on the outcome of the poll, and a successor has not been named.

What else is changing at Twitter? Twitter introduced a new policy over the weekend that would prohibit users from linking to other social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. The company deleted the policy Sunday following significant backlash. Another policy introduced last week bans individuals from sharing another person’s current location without his or her consent. Musk has promised not to make any new major policy changes before conducting a user survey. 

Dig deeper: Read Leo Briceno’s timeline in The Stew about how Twitter censored users before Musk took ownership.

Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.

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