In a shocking, yet not entirely surprising move, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has announced the hiring of Tucker Carlson, the recently fired Fox News anchor, as the company’s Chief Conspiracy Theorist.
This marks the latest in a series of unconventional moves by Musk, who seems determined to steer Twitter in a direction more akin to an episode of Black Mirror than the social media platform we once knew.
Carlson, who was let go from Fox News after a controversial segment featuring an exclusive interview with Bigfoot, is thrilled to be joining the social media giant.
“I’ve always wanted to work for a company that shares my passion for groundbreaking journalism,” Carlson told reporters during a press conference in which he appeared via hologram.
“With Twitter, I can finally unleash my creative potential and spread the truth, unfiltered by mainstream media bias.”
Carlson’s new role at Twitter will include generating and disseminating cutting-edge conspiracy theories, as well as actively engaging with users to encourage lively debate. According to a leaked internal memo, his first assignment will be to investigate whether the moon landing was actually faked by a highly sophisticated AI developed by Elon Musk’s ancestors.
Musk, no stranger to making headlines himself, shared his excitement about the new hire on Twitter, stating, “Welcome to the future of journalism, where fact-checking is as outdated as gas-powered cars. Excited to have Tucker on board!”
As expected, the news has been met with mixed reactions. Some users are delighted to have an experienced conspiracy theorist at the helm, while others are concerned about the potential impact on Twitter’s credibility.
One user tweeted, “First he buys Twitter, now he hires Tucker Carlson? What’s next, Elon? Appointing an alien as head of PR?”
While many continue to question Musk’s motives, others have accepted the situation and are making the most of it. In fact, a new hashtag, #TuckerTwitterTruths, has already begun trending, with users sharing their own conspiracy theories in a lighthearted manner.
Only time will tell how this latest development will shape the future of Twitter and the realm of online discourse. But one thing is certain: under Musk’s leadership, Twitter is poised to become an ever-evolving platform that defies expectations and keeps us all on our toes.