Elon Musk's controversial AI plan has artists jumping ship from Twitter

X logo and BlueSky logo
(Image credit: X / BlueSky)

Several moments in Elon Musk's chaotic takeover of Twitter, now X, have led people to leave the platform, but so far there's been no clear contender as the 'new Twitter'. Some people love Mastodon, but it hasn't reached mass appeal. Instagram's Threads had an initial surge in sign-ups, but actual use has been less dramatic.

But could the real X contender be a platform backed by one of the founders of Twitter itself? We've seen a recent spate of artists saying that they're leaving X for BlueSky, swapping 'tweeting' for 'skeeting', due to Musk's AI plans (see our pick of the best Twitter alternatives for other options).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.