Jimmy Fallon He’s not dead, and Jimmy Fallon wants people to know that.
A smutty hashtag, #RIPJimmyFallon, was trending Twitter Tuesday night and The Tonight Show The host had had enough, and called the company’s CEO Elon Musk personally to remove the hashtag.
Earlier Tuesday, the most offensive element on Twitter called #RIPJimmyFallon, with users often posting the hashtag with a picture of someone other than Fallon.
Shocked Twitter users, especially those on the outside, who didn’t buy into the supposed joke. A Korean user tweetedThis came out as a hashtag, so I was surprised. Really. Oh, that’s funny. Since Melon Musk fired all the people in the confirmation of information department, fake news can now hit the market, so this hashtag. Oh, it’s real funny #RIPJimmyFallon “.
An annoyed Fallon tweeted, “Elon, can you fix this? #RIPJimmyFallon.” Musk, who has taken a very personal approach to content management since taking over Twitter, has yet to heed Fallon’s plea.
The current chaos at Twitter has seen a sharp rise in misinformation on the platform, a situation further complicated by Musk’s firing of a slew of people involved in moderating content and handling fake accounts and fake news.
Last Thursday, an account using the drug giant Eli Lilly and Co.’s name and logo tweeted. And it bears a blue “Verified Verified” checkmark, “We’re excited to announce that insulin is now free.” The fake tweet sent the drugmaker’s stock down from $368 a share to $346 a share, wiping billions off the stock’s market value.
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