After Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, producer Shonda Rhimes and singer Toni Braxton, it’s Sir Elton John’s turn to quit Twitter, citing misinformation since Elon Musk took over the company.
In a short tweet, the international star, who is followed by 1.2 million subscribers, posted on his official account on Friday:
“All my life I’ve made music to bring people together. However, today I’m saddened to see misinformation being used to divide the world. Now I’ve decided to stop using Twitter in light of a change in company policy that allows the proliferation of misinformation without verification.”
The release comes as several celebrities quit the app, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, who reinstated several banned accounts in the name of free speech, even giving former US President Donald Trump a shot.
The freedom to respond directly to Elton John’s tweets is Mr. Musk took: “I love your music. Hope you come back. Is there any misinformation about you in particular? Responding to another post that questioned the authorship of Elton John’s tweet, Elon Musk said, “It’s true that most celebrities don’t write their own posts. More should.”
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