Elon Musk pokes fun at CBS’ short-lived Twitter hiatus after network resumes tweeting less than 48 hours later

CBS was made fun of by Elon Musk for returning to Twitter after a break of less than 48 hours due to “uncertainty” with the service under his control.

As it continues to monitor “security issues” it has with the site after the billionaire Tesla CEO took over the firm, CBS said that it will resume activity on Sunday, two days after the major news network declared it will stop using Twitter altogether.

The CBS News Public Relations team posted on Twitter, “After halting for much of the weekend to assess the security concerns, CBS News and Stations is resuming its engagement on Twitter as we continue to watch the situation.

As a result of threats from numerous Musk detractors to leave the platform with him in charge, CBS was one of the first significant media organizations to leave Twitter.

Musk responded to the network’s announcement on Sunday afternoon with a giggling emoji, mocking their brief absence from Twitter. In one hour, his blank reply garnered close to 100,000 likes. The network spent a significant portion of Friday’s “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” on “Twitter turmoil,” which was a result of the widespread resignations of workers who were offended by Elon Musk’s “ultimatum” from earlier this week. Musk’s “ultimatum” was sparked 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 who said that Twitter’s culture under Musk was one of “fear and… anxiety” appear to have had an impact on CBS, as the network announced during the segment that it had decided to pause its use of Twitter, citing “uncertainty” over Musk’s management of the platform.

The announcement of CBS’ return to Twitter was extensively parodied there, with supporters of Musk tweeting out memes and laughing emojis calling it the “shortest virtue signal ever.”

According to Siraj Hashmi, a journalist, “CBS News had no problem with the sharing of child sex abuse materials on Twitter, but “paused” posting on this website for 21 hours due to “security concerns” (i.e. Elon Musk’s “Trump reinstatement” poll).

Caitlyn Jenner, an Olympic gold winner, answered with three laughing emojis, while political comedian Tim Young praised the network for “making a complete joke out of yourselves.

Fox News radio host Jimmy Failla congratulated the Twitter boycotts for becoming “the CNN PLUS of Twitter boycotts.”

Translation: Despite our best efforts to avoid accepting any responsibility for the results of our foolishness, we virtue-signaled too rapidly and are now quickly backing off.” Jordan Peterson, a psychologist from Canada, answered. Conservative vlogger Luke Rudkowski stated, “You weren’t missed.”

Libs from TikTok chipped in with “Hahahaaa.”

Are you two going to be alright? Curtis Houck, managing editor of NewsBusters, answered.

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