Elon Musk sets automatic poop emoji for all press requests
Twitter is going to s–t.
Owner Elon Musk offered a preview of his social network’s new media relations plan Sunday, tweeting that journalists that contact the company’s press department will be greeted with a poop emoji.
His scatological strategy was not sarcastic or hyperbolic; an email inquiry from The Post Sunday morning was immediately responded to with the stomach-churning symbol, unaccompanied by words.
It’s not the first time Musk’s propensity for the distasteful symbol had generated backlash.
Last year, he was forced to explain that his use of the off-color emoji in response to then-CEO Parag Agrawal signaled that he thought Agrawal’s assertion that bots compromised less than five percent of the network was “bs.”
The company had presented the tweet as part of a lawsuit that argued Musk had “violated his obligations” under the merger deal that was penned when he agreed to take it over.
Musk had bought Twitter under the promise of promoting free speech — a response in part to the network’s controversial ban of a 2020 Post article that detailed soon-to-be first son Hunter Biden’s questionable overseas lobbying practices.
The South African native then moved to briefly ban the accounts of some scribes who had reported on how to track the location of his private jet.
Late last year, Musk began releasing troves of company communications that illustrated the network’s controversial procedure for moderating and suppressing information, beginning with the Post’s exposé.