I’m going to be real here. I tried to find some way to broach this subject. It may be because it’s so early in the morning. However, I have to echo some thoughts I’ve shared for a while about those still on Twitter.
A plea from the Major
I get it. Some people can’t leave. It’s the main source of information for people. But when the owner of the site has been a known racist and white supremacist for a while and has shared those views publicly, it might be time to leave.
When the dismantling of safety teams and moderators came swiftly and literally through the night, Twitter might not be the place for you.
I’m not here to talk you into joining Mastodon. I’m on Threads. I’m on Bluesky. I’m even on Spill. For all I care, you can just leave social media altogether if that’s what you want. I hope you can find peace.
But what I’m here to do is talk whoever else is still clinging on to Twitter to leave!
Who’s leaving Twitter now
When IBM stops its advertising on the platform because Musky Musk things it’s “super messed up” that white people aren’t, in the words of a white supremacist’s tweet “allowed to be proud of their race”, something happened.
Keep in mind that IBM used to help the Nazi’s back in the day. So, if Musk is too much for them, what else can I say.
IBM isn’t the only one, though. Apple has finally pulled advertising. Even Oracle is gone.
This is all thanks to a Media Matters article, that pointed out companies like Brava and Xfinity were amongst those named above to show ads under the pro-Nazi tweets.
Disney also appears to be out of the mix as well. But its removal is a bit different. Along with advertising, some of its Twitter accounts have stopped posting.