CALIFORNIA – Fulfilling a pledge to leave the social media platform if purchased by billionaire Elon Musk, liberal Twitter users are flocking to alternative social media platforms including Truth Social. Musk’s purchase the social media giant on Monday for a reported $43 billion is being widely celebrated by Donald Trump supporters who see the move as a victory for free speech and Trump’s return to the platform. Conservatives who had previously abandoned Twitter, furious over Trump’s ban, are coming back. Meanwhile, outraged liberals are leaving Twitter en masse, joining Truth Social, a social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology – a platform they feel will be free of Trump’s fact-less and incendiary rants. “I can’t be on the same social media platform as former guy if he’s going to spew hate and disinformation,” said erstwhile Twitter user and Trump critic Jeff Tiedrich. “That’s why I’m moving somewhere as far from Trump’s reach as possible, a place that only allows the truth to be spoken – Truth Social.” As of press time, Beet Press has learned that Elon Musk has acquired Truth Social in a deal reportedly valued at $250.