Elon Musk, the largest contributor to Twitter Inc. Turning the social media company’s San Francisco headquarters into a homeless shelter because “nobody shows up anyway.”
Musk made the suggestion via a Twitter poll on Saturday night. Nearly 1.2 million people had responded by Sunday morning, and 91.1% of them had voted in favor of the idea.
Musk’s poll comes a week after he purchased a 9.2% stake in Twitter, making him the company’s largest shareholder. Musk has criticized Twitter’s handling of free speech on the platform and suggested a number of language changes for the company since its stock purchase.
He tweeted another poll Sunday morning about whether the “W” will be removed from Twitter. The only answers available were “yes” and “of course”.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal announce Musk will join Twitter’s board of directors last week. Musk will also participate in a question-and-answer session at City Hall with Twitter employees, some of whom have expressed concerns about Musk’s presence at the company, Agrawal told employees Thursday.
“We say Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. A lot of the time, we’re on Twitter It is what happens and what people are talking about. That was certainly the case this week,” Agrawal wrote Thursday in a company-wide email, According to the Washington Post,. “Following the Board’s announcement, many of you had different kinds of questions about Elon Musk, and I would like to welcome you to ask these questions. for him.”
Musk’s purchase comes shortly after billionaire founder Tesla Twitter swipe Not adhering to freedom of expression.
“Given that Twitter serves as a de facto public square for the town, failure to adhere to the principles of free speech fundamentally undermines democracy,” Musk tweeted on March 26. “What should be done?”
Is a new platform needed? He later tweeted.
Many of Musk’s 80 million Twitter followers at the time encouraged him to buy the entire Twitter platform, or create his own.
Twitter has repeatedly censored conservative views in recent years. The company has shut down conservative satirical website The Babylon Bee from its Twitter account to jokingly reward a Biden administration official. Dr.. Rachel Levine Man of the Year award. Levine is a transgender woman.
Twitter has also blocked the sharing of links to an article in the New York Post revealing the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop. While critics derided the story as Russian disinformation at the time, both the New York Times and Washington Post since then That story was accurate.