Award-winning artist Elton John announced he is leaving Twitter due to policy changes and rampant misinformation on the platform. “Throughout my life I have tried to use music to bring people together,” Elton John said in a tweet posted on Friday.
How misinformation is being used to divide our world now. I have decided not to stop any longer. Use Twitter given the recent change in policy, which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked.
Billionaire and Twitter CEO Elon Musk replied to the tweet. i love your music Expected to come back, Elon Musk said, is there any misinformation in particular that you’re concerned about?
After Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter was completed in late October, several celebrities, including producer Shonda Rhimes and singer Toni Braxton, vowed to leave the social media platform. Many said they feared the changes to Twitter would allow hate speech and inappropriate content to spread on the platform, and researchers tracked an “immediate” spike in “vulgar and hostile” rhetoric.