“I have decided not to use anymore TwitterGiven their recent change in policy that will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked,” John wrote on Twitter.
The platform has been at the center of several controversies of late, most notably by antisemitic posts on the platform. Kanye West And Kyrie Irvingwho were condemned by ADL, ari emanuellebron james and many others,
Then, less than two weeks ago, Twitter announced that it would no longer implement A policy to deal with misinformation About the Covid pandemic.
“Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer implementing the COVID-19 Misleading Information Policy,” read a note on Twitter’s transparency pages.
have also happened Musk’s own misogynistic and borderline anti-Semitic tweetsWhich has also been widely condemned.
John, who has long been outspoken in his opposition to hate speech and who for 20 years has sought to end the AIDS epidemic through his Elton John AIDS Foundation, added a personal note.
“All my life I have tried to use music to bring people together. Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to divide our world.
twitter owner Elon Musk were among those to reply to the musician.
“I love your music. Hope you come back,” Musk wrote. “Is there any misinformation in particular you are concerned about?”
Other bold names and prominent organizations that have dropped or dropped posting on the service entirely include Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Carrey, Shonda Rhimes, David Simon, Jameela Jamil, Trent Reznor, Gigi Hadid, Toni Braxton, T’Leoni, Jack White, Liz Phair. Stephen FryAlex Winter, Ken Olin and play advertisement magazine.