Recently, Twitter introduced a new policy that makes it a bannable offense for users to share their usernames and links from other platforms, such as Instagram. This would affect accounts that have links to social platforms or services like Link.Tree.
Paul Graham, the founder of Y Combinator, criticized the new policy on Twitter, saying it was the "last straw." He also noted that he would be leaving the platform. Graham was suspended from the platform for a post that didn't include a link.
This is the last straw. I give up. You can find a link to my new Mastodon profile on my site.https://t.co/bbmZ4yvAJH
— Paul Graham (@paulg) December 18, 2022
As can be seen from his tweet, the page that he linked to that policy has now disappeared. It's believed that following widespread criticism over the new policy, Twitter reversed its decision.
If you’re going to keep doing stuff like this, yes. 🤮 pic.twitter.com/cZ76VRxROo
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) December 19, 2022
The new policy was only implemented to affect accounts that were mainly focused on promoting social media competitors. In a statement, Musk said that the company would be voting on major policy changes.
In response to the backlash, Musk posted a poll on Twitter asking whether he should resign as the head of the platform. The results of the poll showed that over half of the voters agreed that he should step down. Musk promised to follow the results of the poll. If he does not, then he will not continue to oversee the company.
Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
Following the announcement, Musk said that no one wanted the job of keeping Twitter alive. He also noted that there was no successor for the position.
Besides the community, Musk is also facing criticism from Tesla investors. These individuals have lost a lot of money due to the company's stock price. One of these is KoGuan Leo, who is the third-largest shareholder of Tesla.