Should I Step Down? is Elon Musk’s question in a new Twitter poll.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, has published a poll on the microblogging site asking millions of users: “Should I quit as head of Twitter?” this comes after a flurry of recent changes to Twitter’s policy.
Should I step down from my position as Twitter’s CEO? I’ll monitor the findings of this poll. In a tweet, Musk posed a question. Forthcoming substantial policy changes will be put to the vote by the general public. I’m to blame. Won’t happen again,” He stated in a later tweet.
In a third tweet, he warned, “Be careful what you ask for, as you just could get it.”
This survey was made available in response to Twitter’s statement on Sunday that it will ban accounts from promoting other accounts on some social networking sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Mastodon.
We are aware that a significant part of our users is active on other social media sites. However, specific social media networks won’t be able to run free Twitter advertisements any longer. Tweeted by Twitter Help.
We will delete accounts created solely to promote other social media websites, along with any content that includes links to or usernames for the relevant networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Tribal, and Nostr, the statement reads.
Twitter reaffirmed that it continues to allow cross-posting of content from social networking platforms. Posting usernames or links to social networking platforms not on the list above is not prohibited by this policy. The Twitter rules have just changed at a time when Musk has come under fire for important policy changes on the network.
According to reports, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was troubled by Elon Musk’s decision to ban journalists from Twitter on Friday, saying it set a dangerous precedent.
In a news conference, Guterres spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated, “We are quite troubled by the arbitrary rest of accounts of journalists that we witnessed on Twitter.” On a platform that bills itself as a centre for free speech, he argued, media voices shouldn’t be silenced.
The UN representative claims that this decision creates a dangerous precedent at a time when journalists all around the world are facing censorship, physical threats, and even worse.
On Thursday, the Elon Musk-run Twitter closed the accounts of several journalists, and the site flashed notifications that their accounts had been suspended. The accounts were restored as a result of widespread public anger.
Elon Musk has revealed another major change for Twitter Blue subscribers.
Musk unveiled the new Twitter Blue membership programme, which features coloured checkmarks for people, organisations, enterprises, governments, and government entities. There are now blue checkmarks for confirmed people, gold checkmarks for corporations, and grey checkmarks for governments and government agencies on the improved features.
Elon Musk has announced new changes to Twitter’s Blue Verified after the uproar over the unexpected suspension of some journalists’ accounts that cover the social media network.
According to the 51-year-old business mogul, Twitter will start adding mute and block signals from Blue Verified (not Legacy Blue) as downvotes. The owner of Twitter announced that a neural network model for a tweet and the account tweeting will take into account every user action, including helpful ones.
User activities will be given more weight as user accounts gain credibility, similar to how @CommunityNotes works. Musk further claimed that using other tweet curation services and simply seeing tweets from accounts you follow will now be easier.
Musk just announced his new Twitter Blue membership programme, which features coloured ticks for people, companies, governments, and government organisations. There are now blue checkmarks for verified people, gold checkmarks for corporations, and grey checkmarks for governments and government agencies on the enhanced features. Android users will pay $8 per month, and iPhone users will pay $11 per month for the verification badge.
Musk and the media are at odds more and more these days after Twitter shut down numerous journalists’ accounts. They were allegedly endangering their family, according to the wealthy. Everything began when Twitter blocked the @elonjet account, which was used to track the flights of his private jet.
Musk appeared to blame his jet’s monitoring when one of his kids was being followed by a “stalker” in a car in Los Angeles and defended the conduct. Journalists covered the situation and included tweets from the blocked account in their articles.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, responds to accusations from Indian accounts about a “shadow ban” and a drop in their following.
Twitter’s CEO, Elon Musk, promised to investigate the allegations of Indian users who had seen “shadow bans” and a decrease in their reach. Journalists and activists asserted that Twitter was limiting user access due to their ideologies and that the social media network was still governed by the same ecosystem that existed before Musk.
Vijay Patel complained in a tweet that not enough people saw his tweets because of widespread reporting. “Saw your tweet for the first time after Gujarat elections,” Dua had replied. Staff from @twitterindia are still giving the Left-Liberal gang the best salon and spa treatments, and they are limiting our access so that we won’t back the Musk campaign.
This needs to be communicated to @elonmusk. The same ecological existed before Musk became dominant. Shefali Vaidya, a writer from Pune whose opinions and stances on various topics frequently provoke discussion, lodged a comparable grievance with the microblogging service on Sunday.
She claimed that someone had murdered her reach and that she had been a “wraith” for several months. It’s time for me to stop using @Twitter, Vaidya stated in a tagged tweet with Musk. Despite having a @verified ID, my reach has been limited.
My tweets aren’t being seen by my followers, I’ve been shadowbanned for months, and even though I receive notifications anytime new people follow me, my follower count is slowly declining. 90 minutes after the tweet was sent, Musk responded, saying he would “examine” the situation.
Since becoming Twitter’s CEO in the latter week of October, Musk is said to have reduced the company’s workforce by 50% and altered the platform’s verified account policy.
Due to the outcry and associated instability, several users have announced their intention to leave Twitter or did. The connected social media platforms Mastodon, Tumblr, Clubhouse, T2, and others are attempting to seize this opportunity.
Edited by Prakriti Arora