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St. Louis mayor Tishaura Jones quits Twitter over Elon Musk tweet

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She flew over the hut.

The mayor of St. Louis said he quit Twitter. A now-deleted tweet by the company’s new owner Elon Muskwhich referenced the 2014 Ferguson protest.

“The final straw for me. Mayor Tishaula O. Jones Tweet from personal account On Thanksgiving Day, I am sharing a screenshot of Mask’s now-deleted post.

On Tuesday, Musk tweeted a 12-second video of a closet full of shirts with the slogan #StayWoke at what he claimed was Twitter’s San Francisco office.

In a now-deleted follow-up tweet, Musk wrote about the shirt that sparked the 2014 protests in the town 20 miles northwest of St. Louis. deadly police fire 18 year old Michael Brown.

Musk said Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who killed Brown, has been exonerated.

“‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ was a hoax,” he wrote. “Everything was fiction.”

St. Louis Mayor Tishaula Jones cited Elon Musk’s since-deleted tweet when he made his decision to leave Twitter.
Reuters

Musk also tweeted a link to March. 2015 Department of Justice Reportsaid that the account claiming that Brown raised his hand “is inaccurate because it contradicts physical and forensic evidence.”

In another report, Department of Justice charged Ferguson police engaged in racial prejudice and profiling that resulted in the resignation of the city administrator, police chief and city judge.Brown’s family settled with the city in a wrongful death lawsuit.

“You can get this bird app,” Jones, who is black, said in response to Musk’s message, adding, “Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays to all who celebrate.” .

St. Louis Mayor Tishaula Jones
“The last straw for me. I’m on the go,” Mayor Tishaula Jones tweeted from her personal account on Thanksgiving Day.
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Despite this, the account remained active as of Saturday night.

However, Jones hasn’t completely cut off Twitter’s wings.Hours after a personal post announcing her exit, the mayor’s official account murmured A picture of her at the Thanksgiving parade.

Jones spokesman Nick Dunn said the official account will continue to work “in the short term.”

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