Title: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Announces Departure from “Gigantic Global Sewer” X, Citing Concerns Over Democracy Destruction
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has made headlines once again, as she announced her departure from the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. In a scathing criticism, Hidalgo referred to the platform as a “gigantic global sewer” that is inflicting severe damage on democratic societies.
The controversial move by billionaire Elon Musk’s acquisition of X in 2022, resulted in the dismissal of several content moderators on the platform. Since then, the platform has been marred by allegations of inadequate efforts to combat the rise of antisemitism and the subsequent loss of major advertisers.
Citing manipulation, disinformation, antisemitism, and targeting of scientists, climatologists, women, and liberals, Hidalgo justified her departure from X. She emphasized Twitter’s role in exacerbating tensions and deliberately fueling conflicts.
While Hidalgo’s campaign to transform Paris into a cycling capital drew a mix of both praise and criticism on social media, the hashtag #SaccageParis highlighted user dissatisfaction with the seemingly unending construction sites in the city.
Following her unsuccessful bid for the French presidency in 2022, where she secured a mere 1.7% of the vote, Hidalgo abstains from endorsing what she believes to be an “evil scheme,” affirming that X has transformed into a global sewer.
In recent times, Hidalgo has faced substantial backlash due to a taxpayer-funded trip to Tahiti, which opponents argue was outside her jurisdiction. Capitalizing on the public’s disapproval, X users and opposition politicians rallied behind the #TahitiGate hashtag to scrutinize Hidalgo’s actions.
With Hidalgo’s departure from X, questions arise regarding the future of her online presence and the impact it may have on her political trajectory. As Paris continues to grapple with various challenges, including construction controversies and Hidalgo’s political ambitions, the global focus shifts to the consequences of social media in shaping political discourse.
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