Elon Musk poked fun at CBS for returning to Twitter after a hiatus of less than 48 hours due to “uncertainty” with the platform under his management.
Two days after the major news network said it would suspend all Twitter use, CBS announced it would resume the activity on Sunday as it continues to monitor “safety concerns” as billionaire Tesla The CEO took over the company.
“After pausing for much of the weekend to assess security concerns, CBS News and the stations have resumed their activity on Twitter,” the CBS News public relations team wrote on Twitter.
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CBS’s departure marked one of the first major media entities to flee Twitter in the wake of threats by several Musk critics to leave the platform with him.
Poking fun at his short-lived hiatus from Twitter, Musk responded to the network’s statement on Sunday afternoon with a funny emoji. His wordless response garnered nearly 100,000 likes in an hour.
A hurried comeback by the network on Friday’s episode of “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” focused on the “Twitter turmoil” in light of the mass resignations of employees angered by Musk’s “ultimatum” earlier this week done. In his email asking all employees to commit to “extremely hardcore” workloads or leave the company.
The ensuing chaos and a quote from a disgruntled former engineer who claimed that Twitter’s culture under Musk was one of “fear and … anxiety” made an impression on CBS, which decided to stop the use of Twitter during the segment. announced his decision. “uncertainty” over Musk’s management of the platform.
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The statement announcing CBS’s return to Twitter was widely mocked on the platform, with defenders of Musk tweeting laughing emojis and calling it “the cutest little virtue signal ever.”
Journalist Siraj Hashmi wrote, “CBS News had no problem sharing child sexual abuse material on Twitter, yet posted on this website for 21 hours over “security concerns” (i.e. Elon Musk’s “Trump reinstatement” poll) was “stopped”.
Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner responded with three laughing emojis, while political comedian Tim Young congratulated the network for “making itself look like a complete joke.”
Fox News Radio host Jimmy Fila wrote, “Congratulations on the Twitter boycott being CNN Plus.”
Translation: “We virtue-signalled too impulsively and are now hastily retreating, though we are trying hard to avoid taking any responsibility for the consequences of our folly.” Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson replied.
“You didn’t miss,” wrote conservative vlogger Luke Rudkowski.
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“Hahaha,” Tiktok’s Lib laughed.
“Will you guys be okay?” NDTV’s Managing Editor Curtis Hawk replied.
Fox News’ Gabriel Hayes contributed to this report.