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Twitter now automatically responds to all press emails with a single poop emoji, months after laying off its communications team

Twitter now automatically responds to all press emails with a single poop emoji, months after laying off its communications team

The latest change to Elon Musk's Twitter comes after it was reported that nearly the entire communications department was fired after his takeover.

Twitter has finally resumed communicating with journalists again, after months of silence since Elon Musk's takeover of the company.

However, don't expect an actual answer to media inquiries about mass layoffs, declines in advertising revenue, outages, and lawsuits. Instead, the account is sending automated responses of a single poop emoji, after Musk announced the new policy Sunday morning.

Insider promptly tested the email, and sure enough, received this near instantaneous response:

The new automated response of Twitter's press contact email.


It was widely reported shortly after Musk took over that nearly the entire communications department was among the thousands of employees who were laid off. The company has rarely, if at all, responded to requests for comment in the months since layoffs began.

Musk's Twitter ownership has largely been defined by the layoffs and other cost-cutting measures, and the company is currently the subject of several lawsuits over the way the cuts were conducted, in addition to lawsuits over allegedly unpaid bills from consulting firms and landlords of Twitter's offices.

It's unclear if the change to Twitter's press email is permanent. In response to Insider's request to comment, Twitter said 💩.

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