On Tuesday, Elon Musk questioned the result of a poll he himself had initiated on Twitter. A 57% majority, out of 17 million participants, favored Elon Musk’s departure, less than eight weeks after his $44 billion takeover of the group. In response, Elon Musk endorsed a tweet suggesting his poll had been botnetted. He also believed that any new polls would be limited to paying Twitter users.
On Tuesday, December 20, Elon Musk questioned on Twitter the result of a poll that he himself had launched on Monday, which gave a majority of voters for his departure from the leadership of the platform.
After becoming the sole owner of the social network on October 27, the billionaire had assured when launching his investigation that he would abide by his result, but in a series of replies to various tweets, he now seems to estimate the result has been distorted by bot- the vote.
The result of the poll, which counted 17 million participants, gave a majority of 57% in favor of Elon Musk’s departure, less than eight weeks after his takeover of the group for $44 billion.
But a poll conducted by the HarrisX Institute with its own selection of users of the microblogging platform gave 61% of respondents in favor of keeping Elon Musk as general manager. “Interesting, this seems to indicate that we have a small bot problem on Twitter,” Elon Musk responded to the institute’s tweet presenting its findings. from any organization related to Elon Musk.”
The comment comes after Elon Musk endorsed a tweet suggesting his poll had been botted. He also said that any new polls would be limited to paying Twitter users. Previously, the businessman had relied on opinion polls to support controversial decisions, such as reactivating former US President Donald Trump’s account, as well as other users who had been suspended.
The result of its latest poll initially led to a rise in the title of Tesla, whose investors are increasingly critical of the attention given to Twitter since the takeover, to the detriment of the carmaker, they believe.
Several American media have assured that Elon Musk had gone in search of a replacement, citing anonymous sources, information that the owner of Twitter rejected with a simple mocking emoticon on the social network.