New research from the Pew Research Center shows that most Twitter users in the U.S. have taken a break from using the app within the last year. Most people took those Twitter breaks following Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter, signaling that his ownership of the platform contributed to users leaving the app.
According to the study, 60% of surveyed Americans left Twitter for several weeks. Age and political standings were insignificant in determining if someone took a break from Twitter, but race was a significant factor.
About two months after Musk became Twitter's owner, he dissolved Twitter's Trust and Safety Council, an advisory board of approximately 100 independent civil and human rights organizations that addressed hate speech and other problems on Twitter.