CBS News is back on Twitter after saying it halted activity on the platform due to “security concerns” due to the “uncertainty about Twitter” after Elon Musk’s takeover.
“After pausing for much of the weekend to assess the security concerns, CBS News and Stations is resuming its activity on Twitter as we continue to monitor the situation,” the news company wrote on Sunday morning.
About two days before that, on Nov. 18, CBS had said that “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.”
Some local CBS affiliates such KPIX 5 in Dallas posted a similar message around the same time on Nov. 18.
CBS’s various accounts stopped posting on Twitter late on Friday. It came after Musk, who recently purchased the company for $44 billion, reportedly gave an ultimatum to work “extremely hardcore” or accept a severance package and leave the firm.
The Paramount Global-owned company’s statement announcing that it was resuming activity drew a response from Musk himself. He responded with an emoji of a face with a hand over its mouth.
While Musk has not responded to reports of hundreds of employees leaving Twitter, he wrote on Nov. 18 that he is “not super worried.” Traffic to the website, he wrote, is at an “all-time high,” amid claims from celebrities and left-wing news organizations that the social media website would implode.
The Epoch Times has contacted Twitter for comment on the reports.
“Shout out to all the workers at Twitter. You all built a vital place for connection and deserved so much better,” wrote Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a lawmaker affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America who relies heavily on Twitter to promote herself. “Millions of people appreciate the space you built and the hard work that went into it. Thank you.”
Musk replied to her with, “You’re welcome.”
The Tesla CEO and reported world’s richest person also announced former President Donald Trump, one of Twitter’s most effective and popular users, could return to the platform after about 15 million people voted in favor of Trump’s reinstatement in a poll that ended after 24 hours. Trump’s account was online as of Saturday night, although Trump has said he doesn’t want to return in favor of his Truth Social platform.
By Sunday evening, Trump’s Twitter page had amassed more than 86.5 million followers. But there was no sign of activity on his account, which last posted on Jan. 8, 2021.
The Epoch Times has contacted CBS for comment.
From The Epoch Times