Elon Musk: Twitter may see 1Bln monthly users in 2023-2024
While celebrities and others have been leaving Twitter following Elon Musk's takeover, the latter believes the platform would see 1Bln monthly users in the coming year.
Twitter's monthly user count could pass the 1 billion milestone within a year and a half, Elon Musk said on Sunday.
"I think I see a path to Twitter exceeding a billion monthly users in 12 to 18 months," Musk wrote in a tweet.
He published an infographic claiming that new user sign-ups were at an all-time high after he took over Twitter a month ago.
Sign-ups were allegedly averaging over 2 million per day in the week ending on November 16, which is, as per Musk's estimates, 66% more than recorded in the same week in 2021.
Earlier in November, Shonda Rhimes, creator of "Grey's Anatomy", and others in the entertainment industry have said they will leave the platform now that it is owned by Musk, a self-proclaimed "free speech absolutist" who has vowed to make drastic changes, including potentially lifting the ban on former President Donald Trump.
"I'm not interested in anything Elon has planned. Bye," Rhimes sent a message to her roughly 2 million Twitter followers Saturday afternoon, two days after Musk completed his $44 billion purchase of the service.
"I'm horrified and appalled at some of the 'free speech' I've witnessed on this platform since its acquisition," Toni Braxton tweeted to her nearly 2 million followers on Friday.
"Hate speech under the veil of 'free speech' is unacceptable; therefore I am choosing to stay off Twitter as it is no longer a safe space for myself, my sons, and other POC," Braxton added.
These are just two of the many celebrities who decided to leave Twitter after Musk's takeover of Twitter.
Musk claimed he bought Twitter because he wants to "help humanity" which he loves so much: "That is why I bought Twitter ... I didn't do it to make more money. I did it to try to help humanity, whom I love."
This is the same person who provided internet service through Starlink to support neo-Nazis in Ukraine and openly admitted to having a hand in overthrowing democratically-elected Bolivian President Evo Morales to get a grab on the country's lithium resources. Musk is also the same person enslaving children in lithium mines in the Congo to power Tesla.
In his latest adventures, Musk is eyeing employing Starlink to fuel instability in Iran to overthrow its legitimate government.