Elon Musk took to Twitter today to mock CNN’s lack of viewership after a news anchor described the “What is a woman?” documentary as “anti-trans.”
Musk responded to a clip that included the statement that was shared by the documentary’s creators, the Daily Wire.
“CNN news anchor calls #WhatIsAWoman an ‘anti-trans documentary’ that could be ‘potentially harmful content,’” the Daily Wire tweet read.
In the clip, the anchor reported that “Twitter’s head of trust and safety resigned from the social media company.”
“Ella Irwin, who was in charge of content moderation stepped down the same day that Twitter blocked and then unblocked access to an anti-trans documentary,” the anchor continued.
The anchor concluded, “Billionaire Elon Musk has faced criticism for lax protections against potentially harmful content since he took over in October.”
In response, Musk suggested, “I’m tempted to say that this will drive viewership of your movie, but … no one watches CNN lol.”
Adweek recently reported that CNN mostly struggled in the May ratings department, outside of the highly-rated live town hall featuring former President and 2024 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
I’m tempted to say that this will drive viewership of your movie, but … no one watches CNN lol
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 2, 2023