Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc, asked followers on Twitter if they wanted an edit button. The Twitter poll comes after Elon Musk revealed that he owns 9.2% of the company, worth over $2.8 billion, and is the microblogging site’s major shareholder.
According to the preliminary poll results, the majority of respondents prefer the edit option on Twitter.
Replying to Elon Musk’s poll, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal tweeted that the consequences of the poll will be important. “Please vote carefully,” he said.
On April 1, Twitter had 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 had then said, “We cannot confirm or deny but we may edit our statement later.”
As per the SEC filing, Musk owns 73,486,938 shares of Twitter. The stake is worth over $2.89 billion after the social media giant’s shares surged more than 25% in the premarket Monday, trading around $49.40 per share.
“Amount beneficially owned: 73,486,938 shares consisting of shares of Common Stock held by the Elon Musk Revocable T 2003 for which Eon Musk is the sole Trustee,” the SEC filing stated.
Musk has more than 80 million followers on Twitter. Last month, the Space X founder had said that he was giving “serious thought” to building a new social media platform.
The Tesla CEO has on several occasions raised questions about his ability to communicate freely on Twitter, tweeting last month about free speech and the social media platform.
“Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?” he tweeted.
Also last month, Musk asked a federal judge to nullify a subpoena from securities regulators and throw out a 2018 court agreement in which Musk had to have someone pre-approve his posts on Twitter.