- Elon Musk stated stress on advertisers to boycott Twitter was an try and “destroy free speech.”
- Firms together with Pfizer and Common Motors have reportedly paused their advertisements on the platform.
- The brand new proprietor of Twitter stated “nothing has modified with content material moderation.”
Elon Musk stated activist stress on advertisers to boycott Twitter had brought about a “large drop” in income and was an try and “destroy free speech in America.”
The billionaire tweeted on Friday: “Twitter has had a large drop in income, as a result of activist teams pressuring advertisers, regardless that nothing has modified with content material moderation and we did all the pieces we might to appease the activists.”
“Extraordinarily tousled! They’re attempting to destroy free speech in America,” Musk added.
Firms together with Common Motors, Pfizer, Common Mills and Volkswagen have reportedly paused their promoting on Twitter following Musk’s takeover.
In the meantime, there was a surge in use of racist slurs on Twitter and rising concern that former president Donald Trump might be allowed again on the platform.
Musk can also be below hearth for his plan to make verified customers pay $8 a month to maintain their blue ticks. He has clashed with figures together with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and creator Stephen King on the problem.
Musk and Twitter didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.