I have disassociated myself from Twitter, (I refuse to call it "X.") I have had a Twitter account for many years. When I worked in the library of the Toronto Star, our staff attended a seminar about Social Media.2.0, which included Twitter. Twitter was very new at the time and we were asked to open an account on it. I can not in good conscience continue writing messages on this platform, nor read it.
I am not a fan of Elon Musk. He spent $44 billion to acquire Twitter and he has run it down to the ground. Advertisers are fleeing after Musk agreed with a tweet accusing Jewish people of "hatred against whites." I was not pleased when Musk change the name of the platform to "X" and allowed Donald Trump to once again spew his hatred and lies on the social medium.
When I saw how Twitter was becoming a forum for hate messages, I unsuccessfully attempted to remove my account from Twitter. I wrote a final message saying that I was through with Twitter as long as Musk owned it. I have not tweeted anything since.
We now know, without a doubt, that Musk stands with the supporters of Trump. He stands with the far right. His endorsement of Antisemitism sickens me. I would feel the same way if he had endorsed Islamophobia, anti-Black or Asian sentiment or any other form of hatred. Hatred is hatred, no matter the target. It is not a legitimate expression of free speech. It should not be tolerated.
It's a shame that Elon Musk's $44 million wasn't spent on alleviating poverty or illness.