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Elton John is another in a long list of Leftist Twitter users who are against free speech.
Apparently, the latest Twitter Files release was too much for rocker Elton John to take. Transparency and the truth about Twitter’s efforts to suppress certain individuals and groups of people go against Elton’s beliefs.
He must be in favor of silencing opinions he does not like.
In a tweet on Friday, Elton John said, “All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring people together. Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to divide our world. I’ve decided to no longer use Twitter, given their recent change in policy which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked.”
Will his goodbye to Twitter last as long as his farewell tour?
Why do all these self-involved celebrities feel the need to announce their departure?
Social Media influencer, Ian Miles Cheong, tweeted in response, “Truth is now “misinformation” on his Twitter feed with a screenshot of John’s tweet.
Musk replied, “What is this “misinformation” that he refers to?”
What exactly has offended Elton John? Is the removal of child pornography links and hashtags? Is it allowing everyone a voice?
In an article on louderwithcrowder.com, Brodigan writes, “I’m sad for you youngbloods. You may not believe me when I tell you, but rock stars used to be cool. They used to be anti-establishment instead of shills for it. It’s a bygone era. You would have loved it.”
Tom Elliot, the founder of Grabien, tweeted, “Kids, trust me when I say there was once a time when rockstars were rules-breaking badasses.”
What was the catalyst for this complete 180 by formerly anti-establishment celebrities?
Elton John’s announcement came after independent journalist Bari Weiss reported on a new investigation into what was happening behind the scenes at Twitter.
“A new #TwitterFiles investigation reveals that teams of Twitter employees build blacklists, prevent disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limit the visibility of entire accounts or even trending topics—all in secret, without informing users.
“Take, for example, Stanford’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (@DrJBhattacharya) who argued that Covid lockdowns would harm children. Twitter secretly placed him on a “Trends Blacklist,” which prevented his tweets from trending.
“Or consider the popular right-wing talk show host, Dan Bongino (@dbongino), who at one point was slapped with a “Search Blacklist.”
“Twitter set the account of conservative activist Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) to “Do Not Amplify.”
“Twitter denied that it does such things. In 2018, Twitter’s Vijaya Gadde (then Head of Legal Policy and Trust) and Kayvon Beykpour (Head of Product) said: “We do not shadow ban.”
“They added: “And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology.”
In true leftist fashion, Twitter executives called it “Visibility Filtering” or “VF.”
No matter what you call it, it has the same effect. It was a way to block searches of certain users. It limited the visibility of particular tweets. It blocked select users’ posts from the “trending” page and from hashtag searches.
Conservative commentator, Dan Bongino, shared on his podcast on Friday that people have told him repeatedly that his name would not come up in searches.
The gaslighting continues, but with Musk at the helm, the truth will eventually see the light of day.