Someone's projecting messages to Elon Musk onto the Twitter headquarters building
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Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter is not going down a treat.
From celebrity users of the social media platform publicly hitting out at him to staggering deactivation figures, it seems the general sentiment among the masses is ‘get your grubby mitts off Twitter, Musk’.
But on Monday (7 November) night, protests over Musk’s purchasing of Twitter became a whole lot more ‘IRL’, with someone reportedly beaming criticisms of Musk’s vision for the social media platform onto Twitter’s HQ.
Photos circulating on social media and reported on by Pop Crave appear to show messages like: “Stop toxic Twitter,” “Musk’s hellscape,” and “Megaphone of hate” projected onto the side of Twitter’s HQ.
Similar images were also shared by Redditor AEMarling with the caption: “Elon seems to have no concept of free speech, so projected an example on Twitter HQ.”
UNILAD has approached Twitter for comment.
It comes after Marvel star Mark Ruffalo warned Musk to get off Twitter after his $44 billion takeover.
Ruffalo weighed in on Musk and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s heated Twitter exchange, with Ocasio-Cortez having accused Musk of tampering with her account after she raised qualms with his running of the platform.
According to Ocasio-Cortez, her Twitter account stopped working properly after she criticised Musk’s approach.
Alongside a screengrab that showed an error had occurred when she tried to access her mentions, Ocasio-Cortez wrote: “Yo @elonmusk while I have your attention, why should people pay $8 just for their app to get bricked when they say something you don’t like?
“This is what my app has looked like ever since my tweet upset you yesterday. What’s good? Doesn’t seem very free speechy to me.”
Ruffalo then shared Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet while also addressing Musk directly, telling the world’s richest man to consider taking a step back from the platform.
Ruffalo wrote: “Elon. Please – for the love of decency – get off Twitter, hand the keys over to someone who does this as an actual job, and get on with running Tesla and SpaceX.
“You are destroying your credibility. It’s just not a good look.”
Musk then fired back: “Hot take: Not everything AOC says is 100 percent accurate”.
Ruffalo responded: “Maybe so. That’s why having robust filters for dis/misinformation & credible verified users has been a popular feature for people & advertisers alike. We need those safeguards to make sure it’s accurate information, or the app loses credibility, as do you. And people leave.”