As Elon Musk often does, the recently crowned “chief twit” turned to the social media platform he now owns to blame “activist groups” for the “massive” drop in revenue the social media platform has experienced since his takeover.
Twitter has had a massive drop in revenue, due to activist groups pressuring advertisers, even though nothing has changed with content moderation and we did everything we could to appease the activists.
Extremely messed up! They’re trying to destroy free speech in America.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 4, 2022
Right on queue, this tweet was flagged by users with three fact-checking links, including coverage from the Wall Street Journal, MSN and the Daily Mail. The articles outline that major brands have pulled out from advertising on the platform because there’s widespread uncertainty surrounding the free speech-focused direction Musk plans to take Twitter.
While the fact-checked portion of Musk’s tweet isn’t visible to everyone, several Twitter users snapped screenshots.
oh my. pic.twitter.com/5GknDRy7Bo
— Jackson Proskow (@JProskowGlobal) November 4, 2022
one of those stories in three tweets pic.twitter.com/Attc0TUWPs
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) November 4, 2022
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