After weeks of bickering, Elon Musk, the owner of the Tesla company, has finally signed a prestigious deal to buy Twitter. Twitter CEO Parag Agarwal and his board initially sought to oppose Musk’s offer. In the end, after deliberation, the decision was in favor of Musk. Immediately after the announcement, the hashtag #LeavingTwitter started trending at number one on Twitter. People went to the microblogging site and announced that they were leaving Twitter because they weren’t happy with the acquisition. Others also enjoyed many jokes and memes on social networks.
The internet is currently divided between those who support Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and those who oppose it. Opposition groups called the move “harmful.”
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#leavingtwitter if you’re leaving Twitter because it was acquired by someone who believes in freedom of expression and that Twitter is not censoring what conflicts with your beliefs, we don’t miss you.???
— realFartboy258 (@realFartboy258) April 25, 2022
Why is #leavingtwitter trending? I hear the cancel culture and censorship foot soldiers are panicking.
No speech is hate speech. Freedom of expression is absolutely a necessity for the survival of true democracy.
Smart move by @elonmusk.
– Yogeshwar Advait (dAdvaitYogeshwar) April 26, 2022
“Why is #leavingtwitter trending? I heard that the soldiers of abrogated culture and censorship are terrified. No speech is hate speech. Freedom of expression is essential for the existence of a true democracy. Elon Musk’s smart move,” one user wrote.
Once the deal is complete, Twitter will no longer exist as a publicly traded company, but will instead become a private company wholly owned by Elon Musk. The deal will be completed by the end of 2022. Only time will tell which way Twitter goes. But as far as Elon Musk’s plan is concerned, Musk wants to create a space where everyone can discuss or present whatever they want without risking or blocking any censorship.