When Donald Trump became President, the American left threatened to move to Canada. Now, as Elon Musk is on the verge of taking over Twitter, the rallying cry for liberals is “I’m moving to Instagram”.
Twitter has been the online political battleground for both the left and the right for years, but in recent years, many on the right have abandoned the platform due to far-reaching censorship and content restrictions that are aimed at limiting views and opinions not in line with the company itself.
The right’s exodus from Twitter began ahead of the 2020 elections when the platform took the unprecedented step of silencing political discourse that favored Republicans.
Now, as billionaire Elon Musk has bought a major stake in the company and eyes a full takeover, liberals and the left are now threatening to abandon their once comfortable social media safe space.
In a report by the DCNF, Twitter users have threatened to deactivate their accounts after reports that Twitter may approve Elon Musk’s offer to buy the technology giant on Monday.
“#RIPTwitter” was trending on Twitter after multiple sources reported that Twitter’s board could approve Musk’s offer to buy the company for $54.20 per share as soon as Monday. Musk made a $46.5 billion offer to buy the company earlier this month.
“Not sure I am interested in Twitter if Elon Musk owns it,” CNN contributor John W. Dean tweeted late Sunday.
“Musk purchased a 9.2% stake in the company on April 4, making him the largest shareholder and the time. The board initially tried to reject Musk’s offer by implementing a “poison pill” which allowed shareholders to purchase shares at a discounted price, an attempt to devalue Musk’s ownership in the company,” the article reported.
“‘You can find me on Instagram if Elon Musk buys Twitter is the new ‘I’m moving to Canada if Donald Trump becomes President,’” cryptocurrency investor Joe Pompliano tweeted.