- Twitter’s press email now responds to media inquiries with a single poo emoji.
- Elon Musk announced the new policy in a tweet on Sunday morning, and Insider quickly tested it.
- Twitter’s communications team was among the first groups decimated by rounds of layoffs after Musk took office.
Twitter has finally started communicating with journalists again, after months of silence since Elon Musk took over the company.
However, don’t expect any real response to media inquiries about mass layoffs, declining ad revenue, outages and lawsuits. Instead, the account sends automated replies of a single poo emoji, after Announced musk the new policy sunday morning
Insider quickly tested the email and, sure enough, received this near-instant response:
Shortly after Musk took office, it was widely reported that almost the entire communications department was among the thousands of laid off employees. The company rarely, if at all, responded to requests for comment in the months since the layoffs began.
Musk’s ownership of Twitter has been largely defined by the layoffs and other cost-cutting measures, and the company is currently the subject of several lawsuits over how the cuts were carried out, in addition to lawsuits. regarding allegedly unpaid bills from consulting firms and owners of Twitter. desks.
It’s unclear if the change to Twitter’s press email is permanent. In response to Insider’s request for comment, Twitter said 💩.