Shonda Rhimes Says ‘Goodbye’ to Twitter After Musk Takes Over

Shonda Rhimes is not impressed with Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter, and she doesn’t stick around. Best known for creating and writing Grey’s Anatomy, the TV mogul shared what may have been her last tweet on Saturday, telling her nearly 2 million followers, “No worries for whatever Elon has planned. . Farewell.”

Musk, a self-described libertarian, completed a $44 billion acquisition of the social media platform on Thursday and quickly fire top executives he was criticized for being too repressive.

While he was quick to reassure advertisers on Thursday that the platform won’t become Not everyone is convinced. Synthetic engine say it will ad pause on Twitter, adding, “We are interacting with Twitter to understand the direction of their new owned platform.”

Advertisers don’t mind appearing near offensive content, of course, and there’s been a significant increase since Musk took control, with trolls on Twitter. flood the platform with racial slurs and Nazi memes.

Paul Barrett, associate director of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, told the Associated Press.

On Friday, Tesla and SpaceX The CEO tweeted, “Just to be clear, we have yet to make any changes to Twitter’s content moderation policies.” That follows him who tweeted earlier: “Twitter will form a content moderation committee with diverse viewpoints. No substantive decisions or account recovery will occur before that panel convenes.”

He also suggested glimpse his thoughts about the future of the platform on Friday and early Saturday while responding to suggestions on Twitter. When a user notes Facebook something similar to a content moderation board that still angers both the left and the right, Musk replied, “Good point. Being able to choose the version of Twitter you want would probably be better, like for a movie’s ripeness rating. The tweet’s rating itself can be self-selected, then modified by user feedback. “

As Musk pitches ideas, however, the surge in hateful content in the meantime could drive some users off the platform — including prominent ones like Rhimes.

According to the Network Contagion Research Institute, which analyzes social media content and predicts emerging threats, cases of the N-word increased by nearly 500% in the 12 hours immediately following the completion of the takeover. Musk.

Rhimes, an African-American, did not specify why she left the platform. But so far, she’s remained a prolific Twitter user, having built a massive following since joining the platform in November 2008.

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