Elon Musk appeared to agree with suggestions that the poll he ran to determine whether he should step down as Twitter CEO was rigged by bots, and that the poll will be conducted for a second time.
As we highlighted yesterday, the expectation was that Musk would relinquish the position after he ran a poll asking “Should I step down as head of Twitter?
After asserting he would “abide by the results of this poll,” the outcome was that 57.5% to 42.5% wanted to see him vacate the position.
However, after it was pointed out to the Tesla founder that the voting appears to have been manipulated, Musk appeared to be reconsidering.
“Very interesting when you compared the number of votes versus the number of likes on the tweets. Did bots brigade the Elon poll yesterday?” asked the Wall Street Silver account.
Very interesting when you compared the number of votes versus the number of likes on the tweets.
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) December 19, 2022
“Interesting,” responded Musk.
Kimdotcom also insisted that the poll results had been gamed by bots, telling Musk, “It’s unwise to run a poll like this when you are now deep state enemy #1. They have the biggest bot army on Twitter. They have 100k ‘analysts’ with 30-40 accounts all voting against you. Let’s clean up and then run this poll again. The majority has faith in you.”