Elon Musk and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fought the feud this week after taking over Twitter.
After actor Mark Ruffalo intervened, Musk told him not to believe everything the lawmaker says.
Ocasio-Cortez accused Musk of tampering with her account for saying something he didn’t like.
Billionaire Elon Musk, a billionaire from Tesla, on Saturday tweeted to actor Mark Ruffalo for not believing everything Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, at the conclusion of a week of feud between the congressman and the new owner of Twitter.
Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, criticized Musk on Wednesday after he said he plans to start charging Twitter users $8 per month for verification and other special features.
“Lmao’s Billionaire is seriously trying to sell people on the idea that ‘Freedom of Speech’ is actually an $8 per month subscription plan,” chirpBriefly request reply From Musk: “Your feedback is appreciated, now pay $8.”
The feud continued as Musk a . participated screenshot Ocasio-Cortez campaign merchandise at $58 for a circled sweatshirt. she replied By saying her workers are union affiliated, she called Musk a “union worker with an ego problem.”
Ocasio-Cortez later said she was having “appropriate” issues with her Twitter account after the exchanges with Musk. in tweetaccused Musk of having her account banned for saying something he didn’t like and questioning his stated commitment to free speech.
Mark Ruffalo shared on Friday, retweet Ocasio-Cortez begged Musk to leave Twitter: “Elon. Please — for the love of decency — stay off Twitter, hand the keys to someone who does this as an actual job, and keep running Tesla and SpaceX. You’re destroying your credibility. It’s just not a good look.” “.
Musk responded Thursday, heading back to Ocasio-Cortez: “Hot take: Not everything AOC says is accurate.”
Ruffalo, who is also an activist and advocate for a number of liberal causes over the years, chirp Return: “Maybe.”
“This is why having strong filters for misinformation/misinformation and verified trusted users has been a popular feature for people and advertisers alike. We need these safeguards to make sure it is accurate information, or the app loses its credibility, as You do. And people leave,” he said.
Musk and Ocasio-Cortez have often clashed in the past, including over unions and free speech. But other public figures have also expressed concerns about potential changes to moderation of content and have spoken out against plans to charge an $8 per month fee for an updated Twitter Blue subscription, which has already been rolled out as of Saturday.
Earlier in the week, Musk exchanged tweets with author Stephen King, who criticized an initial proposal for a $20 per month subscription. Other celebrities, including producer Shonda Rhimes and singer Sarah Bareilles, announced that they would be leaving the app shortly after Musk acquired it last week.
A representative for Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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