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Jameela Jamil Quits Twitter After Elon Musk Buys Social Network

Anish Vij

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Jameela Jamil Quits Twitter After Elon Musk Buys Social Network

Jameela Jamil is leaving Twitter because of Elon Musk's recent purchase of the platform.

The actor and presenter has issued concern with Musk's upcoming plans to change the social site.

The Tesla boss recently announced his intention to take full control of Twitter and reached a 'definitive agreement' late last night (25 April).

The 50-year-old acquired the platform with a whopping $44 billion (£33.3 billion) deal.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

In the statement announcing the agreement, Musk said: "Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated. 

"I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.

"Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it."

In what she said was a final tweet to her followers, actor Jamil issued concern with Musk's calls for more 'free speech' on Twitter, while attaching four photos of herself with her pet dog.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The 36-year-old tweeted: "Ah he got twitter.

"I would like this to be my what lies here as my last tweet.

"Just really *any* excuse to show pics of Barold.

"I fear this free speech bid is going to help this hell platform reach its final form of totally lawless hate, bigotry, and misogyny.

"Best of luck."

She also tweeted: “One good thing about Elon buying Twitter is that I will *FINALLY* leave and stop being a complete menace to society on here. So it’s win win for you all really.”

Earlier this year, Musk became the largest shareholder in Twitter after taking a 9.2 percent stake in the company.

However, just this month, the richest man in the world went a step further and bid $54.20 per share to take full control.

Well, Bret Taylor, Twitter's Independent Board Chair, has said: "The Twitter Board conducted a thoughtful and comprehensive process to assess Elon's proposal with a deliberate focus on value, certainty, and financing. 

"The proposed transaction will deliver a substantial cash premium, and we believe it is the best path forward for Twitter's stockholders."

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal said: "Twitter has a purpose and relevance that impacts the entire world. Deeply proud of our teams and inspired by the work that has never been more important."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Elon Musk

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