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Elon Musk Voted Out Of Twitter In His Own Poll

MILLIONS of Twitter fans have told Elon Musk he should quit as the social network’s boss in a shock poll posted by the man himself.

The world’s no-longer richest person asked the public to decide if he should step down as chief executive after a turbulent takeover of the firm.

Musk, 51, has seen the value of his crown jewel Tesla tank amid all the Twitter drama of recent months.

The latest outrage came as he banned links to rival social networks like Instagram and Facebook.

He’s also faced a backlash for suspending some accounts belonging to journalists – before later reinstating them.

The billionaire started a poll on Sunday asking users to decide his fate.

“Should I step down as head of Twitter?,” he said.

“I will abide by the results of this poll.”

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More than 17.5million people voted and 57.5 per cent said he should go.

Musk has made a habit out of asking the public to make huge decisions, often quoting the phrase “vox populi, vox dei”, which is Latin for “the voice of the people is the voice of God”.

“As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it,” he said in a follow up tweet.

The SpaceX founder was last seen at the World Cup final on Sunday alongside Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

In a number of huge changes of late Musk also banned @elonjet, an account tracking his private jet in real-time using data available in the public domain.

He had threatened legal action against the account’s operator, saying his son had been mistakenly followed by a “crazy stalker”.

The most noteworthy shocker was when he opened up blue tick verification badges to everyone – for a price.

Twitter Blue costs £8/$8 per month.

Musk paid $ 44 billion for Twitter in October after a chaotic legal battle in which he tried to back out of buying the social network.

He has fired thousands of staff from the company in a bid to turn fortunes around.-The Sun


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