Elon Musk, now perched atop Twitter, urges his followers to vote for Republicans

New Twitter proprietor Elon Musk is telling his greater than 100 million followers on the social media service to cast ballots for Republicans in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

In a tweet addressed to “independent-minded voters,” the Tesla chief government suggested voting for a Republican Congress, saying that “shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties.”

Musk’s political message comes simply over every week after he posted a tweet advancing baseless allegations in regards to the current assault on the husband of House speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat. The tweet was later deleted. Musk on Sunday additionally tweeted that “Twitter needs to become by far the most accurate source of information about the world. That’s our mission.”

Since finishing his $44 billion buy of Twitter late final month, Musk has moved swiftly to put his imprint on the struggling company. Along with firing former CEO Parag Agrawal and different prime executives, Musk has laid off roughly half the company’s workforce, or about 3,700 individuals, in a transfer to slash prices.

Musk, who has characterised himself as an advocate for free speech, has additionally vowed to chill out content material moderation on the platform after a “council” evaluations its insurance policies. On Sunday, he tweeted that Twitter would completely droop any account that impersonates one other individual. Kathy Griffin was amongst these to lose her Twitter privileges after the comic and others modified their show names to “Elon Musk.”

Twitter staff laid off every week after Elon Musk’s takeover


Yet the takeover has additionally led a lot of main corporations to droop their promoting on Twitter, together with Audi, General Mills, GM, Mondelez and Pfizer, amid strain from human rights teams. Musk on Friday stated that has precipitated a “massive drop” in income on the company, whose development had slowed sharply this year and which continues to lose money. 

Previously, Musk has expressed his want to make Twitter much less reliant on promoting, partly by charging an $8 month-to-month payment for verification

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