Twitter owner Elon Musk has responded after veteran musician Elton John quit the social media platform over “misinformation”.
Elton John performs Bennie and the Jets as he wraps up the US leg of his ‘Yellow Brick Road’ tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Reuters)
By India Today Web Desk: 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, said veteran musician Elton John as he quit Twitter citing misinformation. ‘Chief Twit’ Elon Musk in response said that he loves Elton John’s music and hoped he would come back soon.
“All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring people together. Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to divide our world,” Elton John tweeted.
“I’ve decided to no longer use Twitter, given their recent change in policy which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked,” he added.
The platform had announced around two weeks ago that it would no longer enforce a policy to combat misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic.
In response to John’s post, Twitter CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he hopes the singer returns to the platform soon.
“I love your music. Hope you come back. Is there any misinformation in particular that you’re concerned about?” Musk wrote.
John’s departure comes as Twitter continues to remain at the centre of a number of controversies, most notably antisemitic posts on the platform by Kanye West and Kyrie Irving, which were criticised by the Anti-Defamation League, Ari Emanuel, LeBron James and many others.
Other prominent personalities to quit Twitter since Musk took over the platform are Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Carrey, Shonda Rhimes, David Simon, Jamela Jamil, Trent Reznor, Gigi Hadid, Toni Braxton, TÃ©a Leoni, Jack White, Liz Phair and Stephen Fry.
(With inputs from PTI)