Whoopi Goldberg quits Twitter – News365.co.zaNovember 9, 2022
Whoopi Goldberg has quit Twitter. The 66-year-old actress has announced that she’s walking away from the micro-blogging platform after it was acquired by Tesla boss Elon Musk. Speaking on “The View”, Goldberg said: “So it has been a little over a week since Elon Musk took over Twitter and the place, it’s a mess.
“He also suspended Kathy Griffin for impersonating him on a parody account, which has started a FreeKathy hashtag to trend. I’m … I’m getting off. I’m getting off today because I just feel like, you know, it’s so messy.”
Goldberg also voiced her disapproval of “certain attitudes” being allowed to return to the platform. Despite this, the Oscar-winning star suggested that she could still return to Twitter one day.
She said: “I’m going to get out, and if it settles down and I feel more comfortable, maybe I’ll come back. But as of tonight, I’m done with Twitter.”
Kanye West’s Twitter account has been restored on the platform, after he was previously banned for posting an anti-Semitic message online. However, Musk – who bought Twitter in a $44 billion (R781bn) deal – insisted that West’s return was actually approved before he acquired the company.
Musk initially said: “Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints. No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.
In response, an account called Republicans against Trumpism asked the new Twitter boss: “So why did you restore already Kanye West’s account? Twitter should not be a platform to spew racism and anti-semitism (sic)”
The billionaire businessman said: “Ye’s account was restored by Twitter before the acquisition. They did not consult with or inform me.
In other news – Trevor Noah mocks Elon Musk’s decision to charge for verified blue tick
While most people are just thinking it, Trevor Noah has publicly said it. The Daily Show” host recently called out Elon Musk for wanting to charge a fee for the famous Twitter blue tick.
The new rule was made after Musk officially took over the social media application. Along with a variety of other changes, Musk announced that those who want to own the verified blue tick will need to fork out $8 (about R145) a month for it. Learn more