Veteran musician Elton John has decided to stop using Twitter and cited ”misinformation” as the reason. This is due to the recent change in policy of Twitter which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked.
Twitter had announced a couple of weeks ago that it will no longer enforce a policy to combat misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter tweeted that he hopes that Elton John returns to the platform soon.
Some other prominent people who quit Twitter after Musk took over the platform are Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Carrey, Gigi Hadid, Toni Braxton, Jack White, Liz Phair, Shonda Rhimes, David Simon, Trent Reznor, Jamela Jamil and Stephen Fry.
Twitter is also in the centre of controversy due to antisemitic posts on the platform by Kanye West and Kyrie Irving.