Twitter CEO Elon Musk has launched a poll and the microblogging website after a flurry of policy changes over the past few days. There are millions of users asking whether he should be the head of Twitter. He asked in a tweet, “should I resign as the head of Twitter? I will act according to the result of the vote”.
He said in another tweet, “Voting will be for major policy changes. I apologize It won’t happen again”. In a third tweet, he said, “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for because you might get it”.
Earlier on Sunday, Twitter announced that it would ban accounts used to promote other accounts on certain social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Mastodon.
Meanwhile, “Twitter-Support” tweeted, “We recognize that many of our users are active on other social media platforms. However, we will no longer allow free promotion of certain social media platforms on Twitter. Those social media platforms include Facebook, Instagram, Mastadon, Truth Social, Tribal, Nostra, and Post”.
Also, Twitter said it still allows cross-posting of content from any social media platform. Posting links or usernames to social media platforms not listed above will not constitute a violation of this policy. The change in Twitter’s rules comes at a time when Musk has faced criticism for making major policy changes on the platform.
On Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was deeply concerned by Elon Musk’s decision to suspend journalists from Twitter. He thinks this decision is very dangerous Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a press conference that “Twitter is deeply disturbed by the arbitrary suspension of journalists’ accounts”.
He said, “The voice of the media should not be silenced on a platform that demands freedom of expression. This move sets a dangerous precedent when journalists around the world face censorship, threats, and worse”.
Incidentally, last Thursday, Twitter blocked the accounts of many journalists. A suspension notice is showing on those users’ accounts. As criticism began, the accounts were restored.