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Trends of ‘leaving Twitter’ amid reports of talks with Musk

Following reports that Elon Musk may be close to reaching a deal with Twitter’s board to buy the company, leftist ‘verified’ accounts on the platform have gone into meltdown mode again to the prospect of Musk, the self-proclaimed free speech absolutist, taking over. .

“Quitting Twitter” started trending soon after reports of the Musk-Twitter discussions. Observers were quick to note the sentiment’s similarity to loud declarations by prominent leftists that they would move to Canada if Donald Trump won the 2016 election (few, if any, did).

Charles Blow, a New York Times The columnist who describes Trump supporters as “angry white men”, said he would “say goodbye” to the platform if Musk took over.

“I won’t stay on Twitter if Elon Musk owns it,” said the former New York Times editorial board member Mira Kamdar.

James Fell, a historian, said he would leave if Musk overturned the ban on Donald Trump, who was banned from Twitter and other social media platforms while still president, prompting outcry against Big Tech censorship from world leaders.

Motherboard, a publication run by the far left Vice, began peddling Mastodon, a decentralized social media platform run by progressives, as a destination for disgruntled lefties.

Yvette Nicole Brown, an actress associated with the beleaguered Disney company, said she would join a platform called Counter Social.

In a retro twist, author Jeff Gibbard suggested other online social justice warriors return to their spiritual home, the Tumblr blogging platform.

Occupy Democrats editor Grant Stern took a contrary approach, warning liberals they would hand over the platform to the “wrong people” if they left.

“We’re not going to move to Canada,” Stern said. “Still.”

Various other blue checks posted a variation of “leaving Twitter” or “goodbye Twitter”.

As Breitbart News previously reported, bluecheck meltdowns have been commonplace on Twitter ever since Musk announced plans to buy the platform.

Allum Bokhari is Breitbart News’ Senior Technology Correspondent. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s battle to erase the Trump movement and steal the election.




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