Elon Musk Responds To Dem The Senator’s Concern About Twitter Phishing By Mocking Him

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Billionaire Elon Musk has mocked Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Markey after Markey raised concerns about Twitter’s verification process amid a spike in imposter accounts on the social media platform.

Twitter has had to deal with one crisis after another since Musk took ownership of the company, and much of that controversy has revolved around the $8 monthly cost of Musk’s recently announced blue checkmark verification subscription, which effectively allows anyone to create a verified account and impersonate their identity. who they want.

Markey tweeted on Friday and shared a copy of a letter to Musk noting that a Washington Post The reporter was able to demonstrate how easy it is to impersonate someone on the platform under Musk’s new policies.

Markey called on Musk to stop “putting profit over people and his debt over stopping misinformation” and demanded that Twitter be held to account.

Musk proceeded to mock Markey, suggesting that Markey’s “real account sounds like a parody.”

In a follow-up tweet, he questioned why Markey is wearing a face mask in his Twitter profile photo, ignoring the fact that the world is still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many have criticized Musk for his childish response.

Musk has repeatedly insisted that Twitter must go private if it wants to become a platform for free speech, though he has already been criticized for silencing critics and spreading misinformation.

Several high-profile companies, including General Mills and Volkswagen, confirmed to CNN that they would pause ads on Twitter due to concerns about Musk’s ownership of the platform. Others, such as Toyota and Interpublic Group, Coca-Cola’s parent company, have also advised their clients to stop advertising on Twitter.

Criticism of Musk’s leadership style has been magnified in light of his decision to lay off roughly half the workforce, including employees on work visas. There was no advance warning about who would or would not be subject to the cuts, and at least one Twitter employee told reporters they were banned from company systems in the middle of a meeting.

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