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Celebrities are leaving Twitter after Elon Musk buys the platform

(WTVO) — Some celebrities have announced their exit from Twitter after billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk purchased the platform last week.

Musk gave one indication of where he’s headed in a tweet on Friday, saying no decisions on content or account recovery will be made until a “content moderation board” is in place. The council, he wrote, would have different points of view.

Many expect a major personnel change, on Thursday, Musk fired several top managers at Twitter.

Twitter users, advertisers and employees alike are scrutinizing his every move, trying to guess where he might take the company. Many are waiting to see if he will reinstate a number of influential conservative figures banned for violating Twitter’s rules

In accordance with NBC NewsGrey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes told to her 2 million subscribers: “I don’t expect what Elon planned. Goodbye.”

After actress Thea Leoni tweeted to his 124,000 followers on Saturday: “Hi everyone. I’m leaving Twitter today – let’s see where we stand when the dust settles. Today the dust revealed too much hate, too much in the wrong direction. Love, kindness and opportunities to you all.”

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Sarah Bareilles tweeted to his 3 million followers on Sunday: “Congratulations. It was Twitter fun. I went out. See you on other platforms. Unfortunately, it’s just not for me.”

Grammy-winning R&B star Toni Braxton announced to her 2 million followers: “I am shocked and appalled at the ‘freedom of speech’ I have seen on this platform since acquiring it. Hate speech under the guise of “freedom of speech” is unacceptable; so I choose to stay away from Twitter as it is no longer a safe place for me, my sons and other POC.”

Thirtysomething star and This Is Us executive producer Ken Olin told to his 293,000 followers that he is “from here.”

The Lost Boys’ Alex Winter, who played Bill on Bill and Ted, locked his Twitter accountand his bio now says “Not Here” and directs users to his Instagram page.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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