Jack White quits Twitter after Elon Musk’s decision to reactivate Donald Trump’s account

Jack White did not hesitate very long before leaving Twitter. The musician who is very critical of Donald Trump has decided to leave the social network where he was present via the account of his label, Third Man Records, after Elon Musk’s decision to reactivate the profile of the former American president. . It was on Instagram that the ex-singer of the White Stripes explained himself, with a long message addressed to the new boss of the microblogging site.

“So you gave Trump back his Twitter platform. Absolutely disgusting, Elon. It’s officially an asshole decision (…) You have done a lot of amazing things with Tesla, Elon, and you deserve a lot of compliments in this area (I personally supported this company), but you have gone too far and you are now using your power to promote horrible and violent liars, who are setting the country and the world back and endangering the democracy that made you rich,” he wrote.

There are limits

In his post, Jack White explains how much he supports freedom of expression, but that it should have limits.

“I am a supporter of freedom of expression. But for example, I’m not going to let the Ku Klux Klan hold a rally on our record label stage. It’s one of the platforms we control and have a say in, it’s not a public place run by the government,” he added.

Most of the decisions Elon Musk has made since his takeover of Twitter last month have been hotly contested. This does not prevent the billionaire from continuing to dismiss his employees one after the other, stoking fears around the imminent death of the network.

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