Elon Musk continues to do exactly what he wants to do, no matter who disagrees with him. He put out a poll about reinstating former President Donald Trump, and then followed through with the results and reinstated Trump to Twitter.
CBS News has now declared that it will stop posting on Twitter because of the “uncertainty” of Musk’s leadership. The truth is that Musk’s leadership has been anything but uncertain, it has been deliberate and exactly what he said would be done.
The irony is that CBS News will continue to use an account on Tik Tik, which the U.S. government has warned is a Chinese surveillance tool.
CBS Evening News delivered a piece at the end of last week entitled “Twitter Turmoil,” and it started with anchor Major Barrett saying that Musk is “scrambling, quite simply, to prevent the social media platform from collapsing.” He does not have evidence for this claim.
Jonathan Vigliotti, a CBS News national correspondent said that Musk gave “little reassurance he has a permanent plan” for the future of Twitter. He went further saying that Musk asked users on the social media platform what his next move should be.
Vigliotti also interviewed a former Twitter employee, Justine DeCaires, who worked at the company until Musk took over. But this guy was far from objective, she just happens to be a disgruntled employee who is a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against Twitter.
DeCaires was laid off after Must took over the company and immediately filed a lawsuit against Twitter. She, along with some others, said that Twitter violated the federal and California laws of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). The law requires employers to provide at least 60 days’ notice before “plant closings” or “mass layoffs.”
Vigliotti also announced that CBS News would quit posting on Twitter. “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,” Vigliotti said.
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) November 19, 2022
In light of the uncertainty around Twitter and out of an abundance of caution, CBS News Bay Area is pausing its activity on the social media site as we continue to monitor the platform.
— KPIX 5 (@KPIXtv) November 19, 2022