Elon Musk automatically sets poop emoji to all press inquiries


March 19, 2023 | 9:29

Twitter is going to sā€“t.

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

His scatological strategy was not sarcastic or hyperbolic; an email query from The Post on Sunday morning was immediately answered with the stomach-churning symbol, unaccompanied by words.

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

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

The company had presented the tweet as part of a lawsuit that claimed Musk had “breached his obligations” under the merger agreement written when he agreed to take it over.

An automated response after The Post contacted Twitter.

Musk had bought Twitter under the promise of promoting free speech ā€” a response in part to the network’s controversial ban on a 2020 Post article detailing soon-to-be first son Hunter Biden’s questionable overseas lobbying.

The South African native then moved to briefly ban the accounts of some scribes who had reported on how to track the location of his private jet.

Late last year, Musk began releasing masses of corporate communications that illustrated the network’s controversial procedure for moderating and suppressing information, beginning with the Post’s disclosure.

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