Elon Musk’s ongoing overhaul of Twitter has gone way beyond renaming the social media platform as X and the billionaire “Chief Twit” has recently drawn heavy criticism over plans to do away with the “block” feature, including from James Woods.
The legendary conservative actor is no fan of Musk’s latest move which many have contended will enable vindictive trolls and other miscreants to bully, stalk and threaten those who they disagree with politically, with Woods being a certain target for such harassment by those who hate him for his scathing and witty commentary and he didn’t hold anything back in making it clear to the Tesla/SpaceX CEO.
“Thank you. If @elonmusk removes the ability to block concerted harassment by trolls or organized political entities, how will ‘X’ be any different from Jack Dorsey’s horrid Twitter?” Woods tweeted on Friday.
“Musk, whom I once championed, is only doing this to protect his advertisers anyway. Users of X are mere pawns to turn the site into an electronic shopping mall. The man I thought was a defender of free speech is just another greedy capitalist. Disappointing, but not surprising,” he added.
Thank you. If @elonmusk removes the ability to block concerted harassment by trolls or organized political entities, how will “X” be any different from Jack Dorsey’s horrid Twitter?
Musk, whom I once championed, is only doing this to protect his advertisers anyway. Users of X… https://t.co/bR3oMU4f2P
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 19, 2023
Woods struck a nerve with Musk who angrily shot back,”Then delete your account.”
Then delete your account
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 20, 2023
“Block is going to be deleted as a ‘feature’, except for DMs,” Musk tweeted last week, setting off a firestorm of criticism..
It makes no sense
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 18, 2023
Other Twitter/X users agreed with Woods.
Thank you for calling out what’s becoming increasingly obvious by the day. Everyone in Elon’s circle is completely silent on the censorship Death Star being made for the 2024 election. It’s disgusting.
— Woke Societies (@wokesocieties) August 19, 2023
Omg I love you @RealJamesWoods ! You took the words from my gut I was trying to articulate!
— Beth Marie (@BethMarie_007) August 19, 2023
Musk will monetize the block option at some point. Watch!
— ™️ (@ChiefSVP) August 20, 2023
Elon has clearly made the decision to please the elites over the welfare of the average citizen.
— Devil’s Child (@CJDanielsFarms) August 19, 2023
He’s one of them, he’s playing all of us.
— Dave Toussaint (@engineco16) August 19, 2023
Elon kisses all the right asses to get billions and billions in government funding for his many businesses and he bends his knee all across the globe in order to promote his product.
— WildBillNC (@WildBillNC1978) August 19, 2023
Before Elon, I blocked all advertising in protest of censorship of conservatives. I don’t now, but this is why they want to get rid of the block button.
— ‘Clear and Present Danger’ Howard Notelling (@BluegrassPundit) August 20, 2023
After Elon’s rude reply to JW. I am canceling my Twitter Blue in solidarity. It may be worthless to Elon. But it’s all I can do.
— Mallorie Steele (@ItsSoHardNotTo) August 20, 2023
It would be a tragedy if Woods were to leave Twitter/X where he has been a national resource with his Jedi-like ability to slice and dice all of the right people.
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