Elon Musk said he will only be allowing paying Twitter users to vote in future polls after he claimed a “bot army” may have been behind the latest one calling for him to step down as CEO.
- Twitter CEO Elon Musk blamed “deep state” bots in his latest poll asking if he should step down from his position.
- He explained now only verified Twitter Blue accounts will be able to vote in the future.
- After less than 24 hours of keeping the poll live, more than 17.5 million users voted, and nearly 57.5% called for him to give up his position.
- Famous internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom told Musk he thought it was “unwise to run a poll like this when you are now deep state enemy #1,” because “they have the biggest bot army on Twitter.”
- Musk’s Twitter Blue subscription now costs users $8 a month for the checkmark — a move that sparked outrage among users on the platform in October 2022.
NOTORIOUS INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR KIM DOTCOM ON “DEEP STATE BOTS” OVERWHELMING TWITTER:
“I’m hoping that Elon did this poll as a honeypot to catch all the deep state bots. The dataset for this poll will contain most of them. Some good data-mining and he could kill them all in one go,” THE ENTREPRENEUR SAID.
- Musk posted the poll late Sunday night asking if he should step down as head of his new social media company.
- “Should I step down as head of Twitter?” Musk asked at the time. “I will abide by the results of this poll.”
- The final result revealed more than half of the voters wanted the billionaire to step down.
- “The question is not finding a CEO, the question is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive,” Musk tweeted after the poll was complete.