General Motors temporarily halts paid advertising on Twitter after Elon Musk takeover
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment
General Motors said late on Friday it had temporarily halted paid advertising on Twitter after Elon Musk completed his takeover of the social media company.
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Musk is also the Chief Executive of GM rival Tesla.
Ad sales accounted for more than 90 percent of Twitter's revenue in the second quarter. At a presentation for advertisers in May, some ad agencies and brands were already skeptical and concerned over Twitter's future.
On the eve of the deal's closing, Musk appealed directly to advertisers in an open-letter tweet, "Twitter obviously cannot become a free-for-all hellscape, where anything can be said with no consequences!...
Twitter aspires to be the most respected advertising platform in the world that strengthens your brand and grows your enterprise."
Musk tweeted on Friday that Twitter will form a content moderation council "with widely diverse viewpoints." Musk said no major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before the council convenes.