Elton John Quits Twitter. Elon Musk Asks Him One Question.

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Singer Elton John announced his departure from Twitter, blaming new corporate guidelines for allowing “misinformation” to “flourish unchecked” on the platform.

“All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring people together,” John said.

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“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.”

“I love your music,” Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, replied. “Hope you come back. Is there any misinformation in particular that you’re concerned about?”

Elton John didn’t answer Musk’s simple question.

In November 2022, Twitter stopped enforcing its COVID-19 misinformation policy, which had seen the suspension of over 11,000 accounts and the removal of over 100,000 posts.

This followed a poll by Musk asking whether the platform should offer a “general amnesty” to suspended accounts.

The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of amnesty.

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