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Elon Musk’s Twitter drops poop emoji emails

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Twitter dropped its responses to press emails this week – the latest change since Linda Iaccarino was hired as CEO.
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  • Twitter has responded to all press inquiries with a single emoji since March.
  • Elon Musk tweeted that from now on, Twitter will instead respond with an infinite “We’ll get back to you soon” loop.
  • It’s the latest change since Musk named Twitter’s new CEO, Linda Iaccarino.

It’s the end of an era: Twitter no longer automatically responds to push emails with a single emoji.

It’s unclear what caused the change, but Elon Musk — now 52 — may be the owner of “Adult in the Bedroom,” Bloomberg also wrote in May, after NBCUniversal’s chief advertising officer, Linda Iaccarino, was named to take over as CEO of Twitter.

If you send an e-mail press@twitter.com Now he instead sends the most polite: “We’ll get back to you soon.” »

Twitter began auto-replying to emojis in March, months after Musk took over the company and implemented sweeping layoffs involving nearly its entire communications division. Between Musk’s takeover and the dawn of the auto-reply emoji, most of the emails journalists sent to the company went unanswered.

Musk has long expressed his dislike of journalists. He also doesn’t seem to be a big fan of the communications department. Instead, he often chooses to make announcements and respond to press about himself or his businesses on Twitter. Tesla, of which Musk was a co-founder and CEO, dissolved The public relations department has been fully booked for nearly three years.

However, he is a big fan of childish humor. He regularly jokes about “420” and “69”, once changed the Twitter tag outside his San Francisco headquarters to read “Titter”, and most recently challenged Mark Zuckerberg to a “penis measuring contest”.

Twitter’s new auto-reply
Kylie Kirshner / Insider

New autoresponder to whom press@twitter.com It’s certainly more polite, but it may not be more helpful to journalists.

Musk tweeted that the new answer would work in an “infinite loop.”

At Insider’s request for comment, Twitter emailed: “We’ll get back to you shortly. »

We won’t hold our breath.

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