Celebrities consider quitting Twitter as Elon Musk takes over
Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has been buzzing with the news of the day, so it was no surprise on Friday that the social media company itself was a big topic.
All of this continued as Elon Musk was about to finish his 44 billion dollar purchase of the company on Thursday, along with many questions about leadership changes and how the site will be different. The Tesla and SpaceX boss made a bid to buy Twitter in April, saying he wants to promote free speech and end Twitter’s permanent ban on some users. including former President Donald Trump.
On Friday, Musk made a series of announcements about what would happen in the transition.
“Twitter will form a content moderation board with diverse perspectives,” he wrote. “There will be no major content decisions or account resets before that board meets,” adding that no such changes have yet been made.
Musk later stated that rapper Ye’s account was “recovered before Twitter acquired it” without his knowledge. It was supposed to be you He has been out of his mind After anti-Semitic comments he made there earlier this month, the site was found to have been blocked.
Musk also wrote: “Comedy is now legal on Twitter.”
Meanwhile, Bill and Ted star Alex Winter, These are us Executive producer Ken Olin and A billion It was showrunner Brian Koppelman who made it clear that they will be leaving the Twitterverse that Musk leads. Disney star Josh Gad has said he is considering an exit.
Winter’s bio was changed to “Not here now” and her posts were deleted. Per The Hollywood Reporterat one time, he only posted a meme of Musk, Trump and Ye (aka Kanye West) as the Three Musketeers.
Olin announced Friday morning, “I’m out of here,” declaring, “Let’s protect our democracy.”
As for Koppelman, he tweeted, according to THR“You guys actually come find me on instagram and tok. I’m really going to try to take a breather from here for a minute or a month, come on time.”
Gad explained that he wasn’t sure if he would stay.
“Inclined to stay,” he posted, “but if today is a sign of things to come, I don’t know what the point is. Freedom of speech is great. Hate speech for the purpose of citing harm, (no consequences) no matter what. I signed up.”
At the same time, actor and director Rob Reiner urged his followers to stay on Twitter and vote for Democrats in the upcoming election.
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