“Bye Twitter”: After the takeover of Elon Musk, criticism of the platform continues to spread. The spread of hate and hate speech is increasing. Now politicians in Lower Saxony are also drawing consequences.

Lower Saxony’s Prime Minister Stephan Weil has criticized the Twitter platform and announced his departure from the network. “Lack of controls

The State Chancellery explained that the SPD politician had been on hold since the beginning of November to await the development of the network after Elon Musk’s takeover. However, the new Twitter strategy was “apparently deliberately designed to avoid any kind of control and to let the spread of “hate speech” run free under the guise of “free speech”.

The Twitter account of the Lower Saxony state government will also be deleted for these reasons. The same applies to the Twitter account that Weil has been using for partisan politics, as a spokeswoman for the SPD said.

Weil, on the other hand, wants to remain active on Facebook and Instagram. In addition, a registration with the Twitter competitor Mastodon, which was developed in Germany, is currently being examined, his social media team announced on Twitter.

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