Several high-profile Twitter users said Musk’s ownership would cause them to leave the platform

Even as #ByeTwitter trended, most users said they weren’t going anywhere.

When Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, announced on Monday that he had reached a deal to buy Twitter, several hashtags began trending, implying that a user exodus was on the way.

Users who tagged their tweets with #GoodByeTwitter or talked about leaving the platform, on the other hand, were mostly mocking supposed liberals who couldn’t stomach Musk’s approach to free speech.

While the majority of commenters looked to be sticking around, some high-profile users indicated that they would be deleting their accounts.

“One good thing about Elon buying Twitter is that I will FINALLY leave and stop being a complete menace to society on here. So it’s win win for you all really,” Shortly before the transaction was disclosed, actress Jameela Jamil informed her 1 million followers.

Jamil then followed up with “my last tweet” — a photo of her and her dog Barold.

“I’ve been pulling back a bit from social media anyway,” said New York Times columnist Charles Blow to his 645,000 followers. “This will be just the push I need to go all the way on this app.”

Others, like post-doctoral researcher Caroline Orr, have stated that they will continue to use the platform until it is clear what modifications will be made under Musk’s ownership.

“What we do know is that if all the decent people leave, it’ll get bad here a whole lot faster,” she said.

Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, a political commentator, remarked that if she had a dollar for every person who claimed they’d leave but didn’t, she “might have enough $$ to buy a Tesla.”

One notable account did indeed go dark within minutes of the deal becoming public: that of Danish-American CEO Henrik Fisker, CEO of US-based electric-vehicle maker Fisker.

According to EV, Fisker’s final post was a request to “Please follow me on IG [Instagram] from now on if you want updates.”

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Dennis Blehm
21 days ago

This is a major step for we the people let’s get this fake election straightened out

Reply to  Dennis Blehm
21 days ago

ja well then what you wanna do start a riot lols anti musk flvr vs blueberry cooee

21 days ago

mmm i dont know i think the taxi driving on its own will promote sexual abouse against teens girls and women.

Dante H Plata
20 days ago

Good bye to all those that are leaving Twitter.
You won’t be missed.

Michael Hurley
Reply to  Dante H Plata
20 days ago

Twitter Replace Telephone Service
Worldwide Free

Dan Macfalane
18 days ago

Well if fb dosent follow suit with free speech iam out, and I will join Twitter, i think I will join Twitter now as matter of fact, just got out of fb jail yesterday see how long I last this time, iam a repeat offender lmao and proud of it lol, I congratulate Elon on his purchase of fb 👍👍👍

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