Twitter users vow to leave Twitter after Elon Musk takeover

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After Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, many users vowed to leave the social media platform and then returned to tweeting again.

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Of course, maybe they are waiting for Musk to fully take over, but many have threatened to leave the ship, fly away and no longer tweet, tweet.

“Since Elon Musk is buying Twitter, we need a new social networking site that won’t be sold to right-wing fanatics. Any suggestions?” Dan Pereira asked on Monday.

He has tweeted or retweeted more than a dozen times since that tweet.

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Actress and activist Jameela Jameel captioned four photos of herself and her dog, telling fans she was saying goodbye.

“Ah, he has a Twitter. I wish this was my last tweet,” she tweeted, though her account remains active.

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“I fear this bid for free speech will help this hellish platform reach its ultimate form of completely lawless hatred, bigotry and misogyny. Good luck.”

Many fear that Musk doesn’t know the difference between free speech and the spread of misinformation.

For Black Lives Matter activist Sean King, “it’s about white power.”

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King tweeted: “At its core, @ElonMusk’s desire to buy Twitter is not about left and right. It’s about white power.”

He added: “This man grew up under apartheid as a white nationalist. He is upset that Twitter does not allow white nationalists to harass/harass people. That’s his definition of free speech.”

King added, “So for me, it’s not about left versus right. Not at all. It’s about how the richest man in the world, a son of apartheid, raised as a white nationalist, wants his speech and that of other white people not to be censored.”

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But King, judging by his new biography and tweets from people who thought the activist had left the site, doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey called Musk’s acquisition “the right wayfor the company, and the billionaire’s goal of “building a platform that is as trustworthy and broadly inclusive as possible” is right.”

Musk himself spoke out on the matter, tweeting, “I hope even my worst critics stay on Twitter, because that’s what freedom of speech is all about.”

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Perhaps all those who are unsure should refer Bette Midler and take a wait and see approach.

“There is absolutely no way to predict or predict what #ElonMusk will do once his Twitter deal is done,” she tweeted. “Any speculation is a waste of time. But if the past is a prologue, I think be prepared.

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However, Lorrie Goldstein of the Olx Praca said it best.

“No one cares if you plan to leave Twitter.”

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