Regime Media Gets TROLLED By Fake ‘Fired Twitter Engineers’ (VIDEO)

Media camped out in front of Twitter HQ on Friday were pranked by hoaxsters claiming to be fired Twitter engineers. The Very Online journos should’ve seen the problem immediately…

Besides the nearly empty boxes the men were carrying, it should have been obvious that this was a hoax.

Here is a video taken by one of the reporters on site:

As you can see, what they’re saying doesn’t make much sense.

“It makes me worry about the future of our democracy — the future of celebrity conservatorship. I mean, when Britney [Spears] happened… [unintelligible] Elon Musk’s Twitter? I don’t know,” says one.

“Michelle Obama wouldn’t have happened if Elon Musk owned Twitter. Obama in 2008 wouldn’t have happened without Elon Musk owning Twitter,” says the other.

And then there was this:

One of the men claiming that he had been given the boot from Twitter by new owner Elon Musk said his name was “Rahul Ligma” and the other was “Daniel Johnson.”

Do you remember those old jokes about a “Henway”? The setup has the other person ask “What’s a henway?” and the first person replies, “About 3 pounds.” Another more recent iteration is “Updog” where the response to “What’s updog?” is “Not much, what are you up to?”

The “Ligma” joke is the crass version of that for the internet era.

“Ligma” is an internet meme that is a crude joke that was spread widely in 2018. A Donald Trump parody account posted one iteration of the joke…

The allegedly fired pair were Ligma/Johnson… does that need to be clarified for anyone?

Tech news site The Verge “confirmed that name does not exist in Twitter’s Slack or email system. There is also no evidence that the employee exists on LinkedIn.”

And yet, both Bloomberg and CNBC ran stories that an entire team of Twitter data engineers had been fired as Elon Musk took over according to “Ligma” and “Johnson”.

CNBC journo Dee Bosa really fell for it and ran with it. She reported that the pair were “visibly shaken.”

Former Daily Caller reporter Greg Price who spotted the hoax immediately thought it was hilarious.

Twitter users commenting on Bosa’s tweet told her that she was pranked.

She later posted an “update.”

Here’s the full clip:

Price then tagged Elon Musk asking how he could fire the “highly skilled engineering team of Ligma/Johnson.”

The Chief Twit got in on the joke.

It might be crude, but it’s always hilarious to see the journos get owned — especially when they’re clearly trying to push an agenda.

At no point did one of these journos wonder why Elon Musk would suddenly fire an engineering team seemingly without any job performance review as one of his first acts as the new owner of Twitter instead of the overtly biased content moderators which is what he is most concerned about.

Just because these overtrained hacks have gone to college and studied journalism, that doesn’t make them good journalists. Good journalists ask questions, gather the facts, and don’t rush to judgment.

They should also be able to spot a widely-spread internet joke since they’re forever on their phones looking for the next big story.

Cross-posted with Clash Daily


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