(RepublicanWire.org) – Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared to poke fun at CBS Sunday afternoon for saying it was coming back to Twitter after temporarily suspending its usage on the platform over security concerns.
“After pausing for much of the weekend to assess the security concerns, CBS News and Stations is resuming its activity on Twitter as we continue to monitor the situation,” the CBS News Public Relations team wrote.
In his characteristically brief manner, Musk replied to the post with a blushing “face with hand over mouth” emoji, which usually suggests coy laughter or embarrassment.
The network confirmed the move during Friday’s episode of “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell.” During a segment titled “Twitter Turmoil,” featured CBS News national correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reporting on the mass resignations of employees offended by Musk’s “ultimatum” to employees last week, asking them to commit to an “extremely hardcore” workload or leave the company.
CBS News’ story featured a quote from a disgruntled former engineer who was laid off, who claimed that the culture of Twitter under Musk was “definitely a culture of fear and uncertainty, of anxiety.” In the middle of the segment, Vigliotti reported the outlet’s decision to pause its usage of Twitter.
That announcement came after CBS News national correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti announced Friday evening during a report on the social media giant, “In light of the uncertainty around Twitter and out of an abundance of caution, CBS News is pausing its activity on the social media site as it continues to monitor the platform.”
Musk later followed up with a meme, writing, “Our love will never die.”
CBS’s decided to resume its Twitter use on Sunday, less than 48 hours after announcing it would pause its activity on the platform.