CBS has started what could be a devastating ripple effect on Twitter, hitting the pause button, indefinitely, on posting new tweets amid uncertainty under Elon Musk’s stewardship.
CBS News has decided to suspend posting to Twitter as questions about the platform’s future intensify under Elon Musk, whose takeover has led to a dramatic series of layoffs and resignations—leading some to wonder how long the social media site can continue to operate.
“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,” said CBS News national correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti during a report on Twitter that aired Friday evening on the CBS Evening News.
By Saturday morning, most CBS News accounts on Twitter had gone quiet, with the last message posted to the @CBSNews account at 3:38 p.m. ET, a re-tweet of a report on the appointment of a special counsel to oversee the investigations into former President Donald Trump: