Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted a poll on Twitter on Monday, asking users if they wanted an edit button.
The poll comes after Musk disclosed a 9.2% stake in Twitter earlier today, worth nearly $3 billion (around Rs. 22,700 crore), which made him the main shareholder of the micro-blogging site.
Do you want an edit button?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
“Do you want an edit button? Musk asked in the tweet.
Responding to Musk’s poll, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal tweeted that the implications of the poll would be significant. “Please vote carefully,” he said.
On April 1, Twitter tweeted a message on its official account, saying it was working on the long-awaited “edit” feature. When asked if the tweet was a joke, the company then replied, “We can neither confirm nor deny, but we may change our statement later.”
Musk’s stake in Twitter is considered a passive investment, meaning Musk is a long-term investor who seeks to minimize his buying and selling of stocks. However, Musk has raised questions about the ability to communicate freely on Twitter, tweeting last month about freedom of speech and the social media platform and industry analysts were skeptical that the mercurial CEO stay on the sidelines anywhere.
In addition to raising questions about free speech on Twitter, Musk, in a separate tweet, said he was “seriously considering” creating a new social media platform.