Elon Musk said on Monday that Twitter Inc will restrict voting on policy-related polls to paying Twitter Blue subscribers, on the same day that users voted decisively in a poll for Musk to step down as chief executive of the social media platform.
Musk responded to a suggestion from a Twitter Blue subscriber, who said only subscribers should get a vote on policy polls, with “Good point. Twitter will make that change”, without specifying when the change would come into effect.
Musk said on Sunday he would abide by the results of the CEO poll, but did not give details on when he would step down if the results said he should.
He has not yet named a successor for the role.
Twitter re-enabled Twitter Blue sign-ups earlier this month, with accounts for individuals getting a blue check, while gold and grey check marks will denote business and government accounts.
The monthly subscription price for the service is $8 on the web and $11 on Apple devices, respectively.
If he follows through, Musk will be handing over the reins of the company that he bought for $44 billion in late October.
The turbulent weeks since then have been marked by mass layoffs at the company, falling advertising sales, executive resignations and the suspensions of various high-profile user accounts for infractions of newly invented policy.
On Sunday, Twitter announced a policy to prevent users from sharing links and user names from other social platforms, like Instagram, Facebook and Mastodon, and then apparently curtailed the same policy. But for some users, including former supporters of Musk, the chaotic weekend was a breaking point.
Musk’s latest actions with Twitter were “the last straw”, Paul Graham, a founder of the start-up accelerator Y Combinator, tweeted on Sunday.
Graham had supported Musk’s takeover, but on Sunday he wrote: “I give up. You can find a link to my new Mastodon profile on my site.”
His account was briefly suspended.