Marvel star Mark Ruffalo plans to leave Twitter for good and finds a new platform to connect with his fans as well as fight for his advocacies. It has been a tumultuous year for Twitter and its new head Elon Musk after advertisers started pulling their ads from the site and users left the app.
Elon Musk, on the other hand, sees this movement on the opposite spectrum. The discussion on how Twitter would moderate free speech issues and misinformation became the center of the controversy.
Mark Ruffalo Considers Using Other Social Media Platforms
In a recent tweet from the actor, Ruffalo points out how the social media app has become detrimental to the community, especially the marginalized ones, under the new management. He plans to secure a safe avenue to connect with people and provides a link to his new platform. Check out his tweet below:
As Twitter grows more unpredictable & harmful to marginalized groups, I'm exploring some other avenues for us to connect. I’m excited to continue to foster and be in our great community. If you’d like to come along for the ride, here’s where to find me ⬇️
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 9, 2022
Ruffalo sees Tumblr as a new channel that would bring more freedom and transparency to his advocacies. Fans would remember that Ruffalo slammed Musk after the business tycoon fired several key leaders and hundreds of employees, and shut down offices without any warnings. This encouraged the actor to speak up and tell Musk that he does not know how to run a business.
Twitter is currently in massive turmoil, and it is in dire need of a good crisis management system. Forcing employees to overwork themselves with no food allowance and allowing misinformation to flood the social media app are absolutely red flags.
How Twitter Is Becoming Harmful Under Elon Musk’s Management
One proposed plan that enraged thousands of users is the awarding of a Twitter Blue verification badge to anyone paying $8 a month. There is no need to verify identification as long as the money comes in. This decision will not only foster identity theft but misinformation as well.
Mark Ruffalo and other advocates remain active in expressing criticisms against Musk’s business decisions. Some personalities, like Elton John, have announced their exit from the bluebird app.