Elon Musk hints at a bot attack on his poll to step down as the head of Twitter

Elon Musk hints at a bot attack on his poll to step down as the head of Twitter

Shortly after public outrage over Twitter’s “cross-posting” policy, Elon Musk apologized and started a poll asking if he should step down as the “head of Twitter,” and 57.5 percent of Twitter’s citizens, about 10 million, voted “Yes.” Since then, Musk didn’t tweet anything about this, but he seems to agree with some users pointing to a bot attack. Twitter is also likely to come up with a new policy for polls soon.
On December 19, Musk started a poll asking users if he should step down as CEO, promising he would abide by the results. Now the majority want him to step down, and he hasn’t said anything.
Musk had earlier written “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” a Latin phrase meaning “The voice of the people is the voice of God,” when he announced amnesty for suspended accounts. But this time he doesn’t seem to agree with what people have been saying.
No “Vox Populi vox Dei” for this poll
A user, Wall Street Silver, suggests in a tweet that the bots rigged the polls, as the number of votes exceeded the number of likes, and in response, Musk says, “Interesting.”
Kim Dotcom, a German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur, cited the results of Musk’s poll and said that since Musk is considered an enemy of the state, it is unwise for him to hold such an important poll on Twitter. He says the state has the biggest bot army, and they are the ones to manipulate the results. He advised Musk to clear bots and run the poll again.
Everyone may not be able to vote in Twitter polls
While Musk didn’t directly disagree with Kim Dotcom, he did respond to one of the responses, where a user suggested that the Blue subscribers should be the only ones allowed to vote in policy-related polls, saying: ” Good point. Twitter will make that change.”
Right now, every Twitter user, whether a Blue subscriber or not, can vote in polls. Dotcom seems to believe bots won’t subscribe Twitter Blue, which costs $8 and $11 on iPhone; Musk could introduce an option where only Blue subscribers would be allowed to vote, especially if it was to determine Twitter’s fate.
Are bots still active on Twitter
If there are bots that infected the polls, then Musk’s claim that Twitter is free of bots is false. Earlier this month, he posted the popular meme “Grant Gustin Next To Oliver Queen’s Grave” with his face instead of Grant Gustin, and bots on the grave, suggesting that he killed the bots. One thing to note is that we didn’t get the numbers on the bot situation, something that stalled Elon’s acquisition of Twitter.
We’re still waiting for Musk to break his silence on whether he’s going to retire or maybe it’s ‘bot ending’.

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