Elon Musk’s Twitter poll is just an illusion
Elon Musk has launched a poll on Twitter to find out if he should resign from the management of Twitter. But can we trust it?
” Vox Populi vox dei! This is how Elon Musk accepted the result of his poll on Donald Trump’s return to Twitter, arguing that the people have spoken. It must be said that the entrepreneur is leading his boat by regularly asking the opinion of his 122 million followers. This time, it was even more important because he put his position as CEO of the platform in the hands of his community.
Be careful what you wish for
A few hours after the final whistle of the Football World Cup, Elon Musk launched a poll on his social network: “ Should I retire from running Twitter? I agree to respect the results of this survey“. The post, of course, quickly caught on and with almost 400,000 retweets, it got over 17.5 million votes, roughly equivalent to the population of the Netherlands, Chad or Senegal.
Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will follow the results of this poll.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
The answer is clear: 57.5% of participants want Elon Musk to step down. It must be said that the question came a few hours after the mess of Twitter’s new policy regarding the promotion of competing platforms and several weeks of various difficulties for “Techno King“. Tesla shareholders who see the automaker’s CEO moving in all directions elsewhere are bound to participate in the vote…
In another tweet, the latter warned, in a threatening tone: “as the saying goes, be careful what you wish for, because you might get it“. Maybe even worse?
Has Elon Musk quit Twitter?
Right now”the people spoke“, The “voice of godcan you hear him? Will Elon Musk step down as CEO of Twitter? Honestly, the question is not really interesting and the survey is nothing new…
And for good reason, since last November, during a trial about his compensation at Tesla, Elon Musk testified under oath that once the restructuring was carried out, he “reduce time spent on Twitter and find someone else to manage Twitter“. The result of this survey was written more than a month ago. The question is rather: who?
“The question is not finding a CEO, the question is finding a CEO to keep Twitter alive“, he explained in response to anervous. “You need to invest all your savings in Twitter [pour devenir CEO]which has been on the highway to join bankruptcy since May“, he added.
Who will take the boat?
The question is who can bet on this ominous bird that has become Twitter. According toSemaphore, Elon Musk is looking for new investors to come and bring liquidity to the company, at the price paid during its privatization in October, that is, 54.20 dollars per share. However, it is difficult to find investors in this maelstrom of sometimes conflicting decisions.
It is interesting to note, however, that if Elon Musk claims not to have found a successor, he was in the VIP stand of the France – Argentina match a few hours before in Qatar, in the company of Jared Kushner, son Donald Trump’s -in-law, and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, are the biggest investors in Twitter right after Musk.
Small thread on Jared Kushner (who I met in 2016), who everyone assumed could replace Elon Musk at the head of Twitter. So clearly, anything is possible. But hey… who is Jared Kushner really? pic.twitter.com/Tpgesv9RdP
— Pierre Monégier (@PierreMonégier) December 19, 2022
Although it seems unlikely that Elon Musk will turn in this direction to name his next CEO, he may have been advised on this occasion to withdraw from the platform, which explains his overnight poll. But in the end, whatever the outcome, the second richest man in the world has shown that he can change his mind very quickly…
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