Award-winning artist Elton John announced he is leaving Twitter due to policy changes and “unverified” misinformation on the platform.
In a tweet posted on Friday, Elton John said: “All my life I have tried to use music to bring people together. However, it saddens me to see how misinformation is now used to divide our world. I have decided not to do it anymore.” . use Twitter, given its recent policy change that will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked.”
Billionaire and Twitter CEO Elon Musk responded to the tweet. “I love your music. I hope you come back,” Musk said, “Is there any particular misinformation that worries you?”
After Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter was completed in late October, several celebrities, including producer Shonda Rhimes and singer Toni Braxton,. Many said they feared the changes to Twitter would allow hate speech and inappropriate content to spread on the platform, and an “immediate” increase in “vulgar and hostile” rhetoric.