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Jameela Jamil quits Twitter after Elon Musk buys site for $44bn

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Former The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil has announced she’s leaving Twitter after news broke that multi-billionaire Elon Musk has purchased the platform.

The Tesla founder successfully acquired the social media site on Monday (25 April) for about $44billion. As a result, Twitter will now be a privately owned company.

On Tuesday, the actress and presenter revealed she will be leaving the platform due to fears of how the environment will change under Musk’s ownership.

She sent a final message to her followers, attaching four photos of herself with her pet dog.

“Ah he got Twitter,” Jamil’s message began. “I would like this to be my what lies here as my last tweet. Just really *any* excuse to show pics of Barold.”

She continued her goodbye statement by sharing worries that Musk’s proposed bid to encourage free speech would lead to further harmful behaviour on the site.

She wrote: “I fear this free speech bid is going to help this hell platform reach its final form of totally lawless hate, bigotry, and misogyny. Best of luck.”