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Paris mayor quits Twitter calling it a ‘gigantic world sewer’

Paris mayor quits Twitter calling it a ‘gigantic world sewer’

Paris mayorAnne Hidalgo on Monday introduced she was quitting the X platform, previously often called Twitter, calling it a “gigantic world sewer” that was “destroying our democracies” by spreading abuse and misinformation.

After shopping for Twitter in 2022, Elon Musk laid off 1000’s of workers, together with many who moderated content material on the platform. Rebranded as X, it has misplaced a number of main advertisers and been blasted by critics, together with the White Home, for not doing sufficient to curtail antisemitism.

“This platform and its proprietor deliberately exacerbates tensions and conflicts,” Ms Hidalgo mentioned in prolonged posts in English and French, citing manipulation, disinformation, antisemitism and assaults on scientists, climatologists, girls and liberals.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak shakes palms with Elon Musk

(Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

“This medium has grow to be a big world sewer, and we must always proceed to wade into it?” requested the Socialist politician, whose failed bid for the French presidency garnered 1.7 per cent of the vote in 2022.

“I refuse to endorse this evil scheme,” she mentioned.

Ms Hidalgo’s marketing campaign to remodel Paris right into a biking capital has earned her each scorn and reward on social media through the years, with some customers criticising the seemingly limitless work and visually unappealing worksites underneath the #SaccageParis (WreckParis) hashtag.

Extra just lately, she has come underneath fireplace for a visit to the French island of Tahiti purportedly to view a 2024 Olympics browsing website, however that opponents mentioned didn’t fall underneath her remit and through which she visited her daughter who lives there.

X customers and opposition politicians used the #TahitiGate hashtag to lambast her over the partially taxpayer-funded journey.

(Reporting by Michel Rose; Enhancing by Bernadette Baum)

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