Elon Musk continues Twitter feud with AOC by saying not everything she says is ‘accurate’

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Elon Musk and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. AP

Elon Musk continues Twitter feud with AOC by saying not everything she says is ‘accurate’

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Twitter CEO Elon Musk doubled down in his online spat with Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) taking a shot at her credibility Saturday.

AOC has claimed that ever since the two clashed over Musk’s proposal to charge $8 for verification status, which AOC’s account currently has, her account hasn’t worked properly. The representative suggested her notifications stopped working after she got “under a certain billionaire’s skin” following their spat.

“This is what my app has looked like ever since my tweet upset you yesterday,” AOC tweeted along with a screenshot of the app. “What’s good? Doesn’t seem very free speechy to me.”

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Her tweet got the attention of actor Mark Ruffalo, who responded to the tweet with a call to the newly-minted CEO.

“Elon. Please—for the love of decency—get off Twitter, hand the keys over to someone who does this as an actual job, and get on with running Tesla and SpaceX,” Ruffalo wrote. “You are destroying your credibility. It’s just not a good look.”

“Hot take: not everything AOC says is [100 percent] accurate,” Musk responded.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1588977431884750848

“Maybe so. That’s why having robust filters for dis/misinformation & credible verified users has been a popular feature for people & advertisers alike,” Ruffalo responded, referring to the advertisers who have paused their ads across the platform “We need those safeguards to make sure it’s accurate information, or the app loses credibility, as do you. And people leave.”

Some celebrities have left Twitter over its change in ownership, including former wrestler Mick Foley, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, executive producer of the television series This is Us Ken Olin, actor Alex Winter, and most recently, screenwriter Shonda Rhimes.

However a new feature of the platform, called “Community Notes,” adds some context to the tweets after they are posted. Readers can now upload links for the platform’s approval to fact-check tweets and provide accurate information. The White House, President Joe Biden, and Musk himself have already received community notes on their tweets.

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Musk recently changed his Twitter bio to “Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator.”

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