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Jimmy Fallon asks Elon Musk for help to take down #RIPJimmyFallon – The Hollywood Reporter


Jimmy Fallon isn’t dead and Jimmy Fallon wants everyone to know that.

A cryptic hashtag, #RIPJimmyFallon, trended on Twitter Tuesday night and Tonight’s Program The presenter had enough, calling on the company’s CEO Elon Musk himself to remove the hashtag.

Earlier on Tuesday, the factor that created more mischief on Twitter launched #RIPJimmyFallon, with users regularly posting hashtags with an image of someone other than Fallon.

Twitter users, especially those overseas, who didn’t participate in the joke are said to have been shocked and confused. A Korean user tweeted, “This is a hashtag, so I was surprised. Really. Oh, that’s funny. Because Melon Musk fired everyone in the confirmation department, now fake news can hit the market, so this hashtag. Oh, how funny #RIPJimmyFallon.”

Confused, Fallon tweeted, “Elon, can you fix this? #RIPJimmyFallon.” Musk, who has taken a highly personal approach to content moderation since he took over Twitter, has yet to respond to Fallon’s pleas.

Twitter’s current turmoil has seen an increase in misinformation on the platform, a situation further compounded by Musk firing a significant number of people involved in content moderation. content and handling of fake accounts and fake news.

Last Thursday, an account using the name and logo of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. and carrying a blue “verified” checkmark tweeted, “We are excited to announce that insulin is now free.” The fake tweet sent the pharmaceutical company’s stock down from $368 a share to $346 a share, reportedly erasing billions of dollars in market capitalization.

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