CBS News is stepping away from Twitter — at least for now. In a news report on Friday night, national correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti said that the news giant is halting its activity on the social media platform.
“In light of the uncertainty around Twitter and out of an abundance of caution, CBS News is pausing its activity on the social media platform as it continues to monitor the situation,” Vigliotti said during his report.
In a further statement, CBS News said “In light of the uncertainty around Twitter and out of an abundance of caution, @cbsnews is temporarily pausing its activity on the social media platform as it continues to monitor the situation. We are hopeful that we will resume activity very soon.”
The pauses appears to have begun on Saturday morning after the announcement. As of this writing, CBS News had not tweeted or reposted anything on November 19.
With the announcement, CBS News becomes the latest company to step away from Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover of the company. Other brand exits have included Balenciaga and Playbill.
This week, the CEO was met with a mass exodus of engineers and developers after sending an email ultimatum, telling employees to commit to being an “extremely hardcore” team who works very long hours, or resign. Reports indicate that several hundred people chose the latter option.
In a New York Times editorial by Yoel Roth, the former head of Trust and Safety at Twitter who was among those who have decided to leave the company, Musk was referred to as “Chief Twit” and reportedly “made clear that at the end of the day, he’ll be the one calling the shots.”