ELON Musk has said that only Twitter Blue subscribers will be able to vote in future policy-related decisions after millions voted for him to step down as chief executive of the site. 

On Sunday, the Tesla boss said he would “abide by” the result of a poll in which he asked users whether he should step down. 

The result was confirmed on Monday morning with 57.5% of the more than 17.5 million accounts that voted saying he should withdraw from his role. 

Musk did not tweet in the immediate hours following the poll and only broke his silence late on Monday evening. 

He responded “interesting” to a suggestion from Kim Dotcom, founder of the once wildly popular file-sharing website Megaupload, that the results of the poll were skewed by fake accounts. 

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Replying to another user’s suggestion that “Blue subscribers should be the only ones that can vote in policy related polls”, Musk said: “Good point. Twitter will make that change.”

Twitter Blue is a paid-for subscription which allows anyone to buy a blue tick verified badge for their account. 

Musk’s poll on Sunday night came after weeks of controversial decisions which has included laying off more than half of the company’s global workforce. 

He has also loosened the platform’s moderation approach and allowed previously banned users to return, but also banning and reinstating journalists reporting on him. 

While it remains unclear who could replace Musk if he does step down, several commentators have noted that the billionaire would still have the final say on major decisions as Twitter’s owner.