LIV Golf's Ian Poulter sends clear message to Elon Musk after Twitter takeover

Ian Poulter is fed up of having to block social media accounts. 

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Wed, 2 Nov 2022
LIV Golf's Ian Poulter sends clear message to Elon Musk after Twitter takeover

LIV Golf's Ian Poulter is hoping Elon Musk's $44 billion Twitter takeover will eliminate the "bots and sad low life bullies" from the social media site.

Poulter, who has 2.2 million followers on the platform, made his feelings be known because he is fed up of having to block people who post him abusive comments. 

Musk, the richest man in the world, has made it clear that "defeating spam and scam" is at the top end of his priorities on Twitter. 

Poulter tweeted: 

"Having 2.2 million followers can be good. However I am very excited that Elon Musk has taken control of Twitter hopefully he will get rid of Bots & Sad lowlife bullies who write nothing but abusive comments when they have 0 followers & 0 posts."
"It's getting boring blocking people."

Musk has also confirmed that he is charging $8 per month for Twitter users who want a blue tick by their name to indicate a verified account.

Critics claim the move will make it much harder for people to identify reliable sources.

"Power to the people! Blue for $8/month," the billionaire said on Twitter.

Musk criticised the previous blue tick verification as a "lords and peasants system". 

Poulter became captain of the Majesticks team at the LIV Golf Team Championship in Miami last week.

His team were eliminated in the Semi Finals on Saturday, but each member of the Majesticks walked away with $750,000

The Majesticks are also represented by Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson and Sam Horsfield as things stand. 

Poulter hit the headlines last week after slamming Rory McIlroy's recent comments. 

Dustin Johnson, captain of the victorious 4 Aces team, has already reshuffled his pack ahead of the new LIV Golf League season in 2023 by trading Talor Gooch for Peter Uihlein

It is understood that a number of PGA Tour players will be making a move to LIV Golf over the coming months. 

Poulter, while suspended from the PGA Tour, still remains eligible for DP World Tour events - at least until the next hearing in February 2023. 

Back in August, the Englishman claimed he was "being treated differently" by the former European Tour circuit. 

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