Worlds Richest Man and Twitter CEO Elon Musk launched a poll on the social media platform on Sunday asking whether he should step down as head of the company, adding that he would abide by the poll results.
The poll is scheduled to close around 1120GMT on Monday although the billionaire did not give details on when he would step down if the poll results said he should.
Replying to one Twitter user’s comment on a possible change in CEO, Musk said “There is no successor”.
Elon Musk told a Delaware court last month that he would reduce his time at Twitter and eventually find a new leader to run the company.
The poll comes after Twitter’s Sunday policy update, which prohibited accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social media firms and content that contains links or usernames for rival platforms.
Minutes before the poll, Elon Musk apologized and tweeted “Going forward, there will be a vote for major policy changes.”
A few hours later, Twitter started a poll asking users if the platform should have a policy preventing accounts that advertising on other social media platforms on Twitter.
The policy update would impact content from social media platforms like Meta Platforms’ Facebook and Instagram, along with Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr, and Post while allowing cross-content posting, Twitter support said in a tweet.
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who recently invested in the social media platform Nostr, replied to the Twitter support post with one word: “Why?”. In a reply to another user posting about the Nostr promotion ban, Dorsey said, “doesn’t make sense”.
Short video-platform TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance Ltd, was not included in the list.
Last week, Twitter disbanded its Trust and Safety Council, a volunteer group formed in 2016 to advise the social media platform on on-site decisions.
The policy change follows other chaotic actions at Twitter since Elon Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla, bought the social network. He fired top management and laid off about half of its workforce while seesawing how much to charge for the subscription service Twitter Blue.
Earlier Twitter suspended the accounts of several prominent journalists who recently wrote about its new owner Elon Musk, with the billionaire tweeting that rules banning the publishing of personal information applied to all, including journalists.
Responding to a Tweet on the account suspensions, Musk tweeted: “Same doxxing rules apply to journalists as to everyone else,” a reference to Twitter rules banning the sharing of personal information, called doxxing.