Tech Digest daily roundup: Elton John quits Twitter over misinformation policy

Sir Elton John has become the latest celebrity to leave Twitter since its acquisition by Tesla boss Elon Musk. The singer, a headline act for next year's Glastonbury Festival, blamed the platform's "change in policy" around misinformation without elaborating. Twitter stopped taking action against accounts spreading misleading information about Covid-19 last month. In response to Sir…

Opinion: Elton, how much digital music will you sell before you try to "shut down the whole Internet"?

andy-merrett.jpgAndy Merrett writes…

Despite his rants and raves, I’ve got a fair amount of time for Elton John, but his latest idea is just plain crazy.

According to an interview in The Sun, he’d “shut down the entire Internet for five years” in order to “see what sort of art is produced over that span”. He’s concerned that too many people are sitting at home using the Internet to blog rather than getting stuck in to good old-fashioned face-to-face communication.

That, apparently, has led to the death of long-term artistic vision.

Yours, perhaps, Elton, but c’mon – are you serious?