Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed on Wednesday that her Twitter account was experiencing technical problems after an online disagreement.Elon Musk.
Democratic New York Representative alleged on Wednesday that his Twitter “mentions/notifications are not working smoothly.” he followed with a second Tweet Thursday claimed that his account’s “Verified” tab, which should be filled with tweets from verified creators, appeared blank.
“Ever since my tweet bothered you yesterday, my app looks like this,” he wrote. “What good? Doesn’t sound like a lot of free speech to me.”
The back and forth began on Tuesday, when Ocasio-Cortez tweeted His distaste that a “billionaire” [is] trying its best to sell people on the idea that ‘Free Speech’ is actually an $8/mo subscription plan,” referring to a Musk announcement that the platform was considering ,
“Power to the People! $8/Month for Blue,” Musk wroteReferring to Twitter’s current blue check mark system as the “Lord and Farmer System”.
Musk argued that charging users for their badges would allow the platform a revenue stream with which to reward content creators, and those who spent the extra money would have access to additional in-app benefits, Such as priority in replies, mentions, searches, extended video and audio posting privileges and reduced ads.
musk replied Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: “Your feedback is appreciated, pay $8 now.”
Immediately after the exchange, Moscow tweeted A photo of a sweatshirt available on Ocasio-Cortez’s website, which rounds out the $58 price tag. Ocasio-Cortez quote tweet Dig, writing, “My workers are unionized, make a living wage, have full health care, and are not subject to racist treatment in their workplaces,” referencing Which has been filed against Tesla by the company’s black employees.
He said, “Items are made in the USA. Team AOC respects and honors working people. You should try it sometime rather than union-bust it.”
In 2021, the National Labor Relations BoardAn anti-union tweet, and ordered Tesla to reappoint a pro-union supporter, who was fired.
In his original claim of app-specific difficulties on Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Just a reminder that money will never [buy] Your way out of insecurities, guys.”
Although Musk did not respond directly, his Twitter bio currently reads “Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator.”
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