Twitter to Allow Only Blue Subscribers To Vote In Polls About Policy

  • Twitter users voted Monday in a poll to remove Elon Musk from the role of CEO.
  • Musk stated that only paying Twitter Blue subscribers would be allowed to vote on policy-related issues.
  • He  was responding to a suggestion that only paid members should be allowed to vote in such polls.

Hours after a Twitter public poll voted to oust Elon Musk as the CEO of the company, he said only paying subscribers — that’s Twitter Blue members — will be able to vote on policy-related matters.

Twitter CEO, John McAfee, responded to a Blue member‘s suggestion that only members who are paying should be allowed to vote in policy-related elections because “we actually have skins in the game.”

“Twitter will make this change,” MuskTweeted Monday

Twitter BlueThis paid subscription service charges users for a blue tick next to their account names. It also offers early access and discounts on certain features. The program costs $8 a month for web users in the US and is one of Musk’s strategy to monetize the platform — which he said was losing $4 million a day. 

The poll saw Musk being voted out by over 10 million people, or 57.5% of the 17.5 million Twitter users who took part. 

“Should you ask me to resign as head of Twitter?” Musk said that he would abide by the results. tweetedWhile you wait, post the poll.


Musk’s rollercoaster leadership of Twitter

Since acquiring TwitterMusk created a $44 billion fund in October for late October. sweeping changes at the company — including mass layoffs and reinstating the account of former President Donald TrumpAfter taking a survey.

Twitter users have had a turbulent week, thanks to a series of snap change at the platform.

Last Wednesday, Twitter suspended accounts that tracked private jets — including Musk’s own private plane — using publicly available information. Musk cited safety concerns for the decision.

Twitter will be live Friday suspendedSeveral journalists’ accounts were reopened after Musk accused them doxxing him. Some of these accounts have been restored. 

Twitter also announced last Wednesday that users would be no longer be able to promote their accounts on other social media platforms — although it has since removed the page that detailed the policy.

Monday will be the Twitter SafetyTeam polled users to determine whether it should have a policy that prohibits the creation or use of existing accounts for advertising on other social media platforms.

Twitter did not immediately respond when Insider sent it a request for comment outside of regular business hours.

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