Elon Musk pokes fun at CBS’s short-lived Twitter hiatus after the network tweets again less than 48 hours later

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 control.

Two days after the major news network said it would suspend all Twitter usage, CBS announced it will resume activity on Sunday as it continues to monitor the “security issues” they’ve had with the platform since billionaire Tesla CEO took over the company .

“After pausing for much of the weekend to assess the security issues, CBS News and Stations is resuming its activity on Twitter as we continue to monitor the situation,” the CBS News Public Relations team wrote on Twitter.

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Elon Musk poked fun at CBS for returning to Twitter after a hiatus of less than 48 hours due to

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 control.
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CBS’ departure marked one of the first major media entities to flee Twitter in the wake of threats from many Musk critics to leave the platform with him at the helm.

Musk mocked their momentary hiatus from Twitter and responded to the network’s statement Sunday afternoon with a giggling emoji. His wordless comment garnered nearly 100,000 likes within an hour.

The hasty return to Twitter comes after the network spent much of Friday’s episode of “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” focusing on “Twitter unrest” in light of the mass layoffs of employees offended by Musk’s “ultimatum” from earlier this week – which was prompted by his email asking all employees to commit to an “extremely hardcore” workload or leave the company.

The ensuing chaos and a quote from a disgruntled former engineer claiming that Twitter’s culture under Musk was one of “fear and…anxiety” apparently impressed CBS, which announced during the segment that it decided to phase out the use of Twitter. interrupting, citing “uncertainty” over Musk’s management of the platform.

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The statement announcing CBS’ return to Twitter was widely mocked on the platform, with Musk defenders tweeting laughing emojis and memes labeling it the “shortest virtue signal ever.”

Elon Musk has wasted little time making his mark on Twitter since he took over last month.

Elon Musk has wasted little time making his mark on Twitter since he took over last month.

“CBS News had no problem sharing child sexual abuse material on Twitter, but “suspended” posting to this website for 21 hours due to “security issues” (i.e., Elon Musk’s “Trump recovery” poll),” wrote journalist Siraj hashmi.

Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner responded with three laughing emojis, and political comedian Tim Young congratulated the network for “making yourself look like a complete joke.

“Congratulations on being the CNN PLUS of Twitter boycotts,” wrote Fox News radio host Jimmy Failla.

“Translation: “we have signaled virtue too impulsively and are now hastily regressing, though we do our best not to take any responsibility for the consequences of our stupidity,” replied Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson.

“You were not missed,” conservative vlogger Luke Rudkowski wrote.

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“Hahahaaa,” Libs from TikTok chimed in.

“Are you going to be okay?” NewsBuster’s editor-in-chief Curtis Houck responded.

Fox News’ Gabriel Hays contributed to this report.

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