After Elon Musk bought Twitter, Elton John made the decision to stop using it. Since the tech mogul put in place rules that would let “misinformation grow unchecked,” the Rocket Man singer said in a farewell tweet on Friday that he would no longer be using the platform.
All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring people together. Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to divide our world.
I’ve decided to no longer use Twitter, given their recent change in policy which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 9, 2022
He wrote, “I’ve spent my whole life trying to use music to unite people, but it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to split our planet.” I’ve made the decision to stop using Twitter in light of their new policy change, which will enable disinformation to proliferate unchallenged.
Many experts fear that an increase in hate speech, abuse, and conspiracy theories would accompany Musk’s announcement that he was offering “universal amnesty” for blocked accounts, prompting the 75-year move. old’s
Recently, he gave former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been suspended, though Trump has not posted because he prefers to use his social media platform, Truth Social.
Following the publication of an antisemitic graphic, Musk just terminated musician Kanye West’s account. He had just recently returned to the platform after his first ban.
John joins Whoopi Goldberg, Gigi Hadid, and Jim Carrey in leaving Twitter after Musk took control of the company in late October.
Elon Musk, a multimillionaire and Twitter CEO, replied to the tweet. Musk responded, “I love your music, and I hope you come back. Is there anything in particular that you’re worried about in terms of misinformation?”
I love your music. Hope you come back. Is there any misinformation in particular that you’re concerned about?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2022
Many famous people, like producer Shonda Rhimes and singer Toni Braxton, swore to quit the social networking site when Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter was completed in late October.
Researchers saw an “immediate” surge in “vulgar and aggressive” discourse. Many people expressed concern that modifications to Twitter may enable the propagation of hate speech and improper material on the network.