Elon Musk sets an automatic poop emoji for all press requests


March 19, 2023 | 9:29 a.m

Twitter is going to shit.

Owner Elon Musk offered a preview of his social network’s new media relations plan on Sunday, tweeting that reporters who contact the company’s press department will be greeted with a poop emoji.

His eschatological strategy was not sarcastic or hyperbolic; an email query from The Post on Sunday morning was immediately answered with the stomach-churning symbol, without accompanying words.

It’s not the first time Musk’s penchant for the unsavory symbol has drawn backlash.

Last year, he was forced to explain that his use of the colorless emoji in response to then-CEO Parag Agrawal indicated that he thought Agrawal’s claim that bots compromised less than five percent of the network was “bs”.

The company had filed the tweet as part of a lawsuit that argued Musk had “breached his obligations” under the merger agreement that was signed when he agreed to take over.

An automated response after The Post contacted Twitter.

Musk had bought Twitter on a promise to promote free speech, a response in part to the network’s controversial ban on a 2020 publication article detailing the foreign lobbying practices of future first son Hunter Biden .

The South African then went on to briefly ban the accounts of some scribes who had reported on tracking the location of his private jet.

Late last year, Musk began releasing numerous company communications that illustrated the network’s controversial procedure for moderating and deleting information, starting with the Post’s exposé.

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