Elon Musk set Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo straight about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after Ruffalo took the New York Rep’s side in an argument. AOC said:
“Yo @elonmusk while I have your attention, why should people pay $8 just for their app to get bricked when they say something you don’t like? This is what my app has looked like ever since my tweet upset you yesterday. What’s good? Doesn’t seem very free speechy to me.”
Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo said: “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. You are destroying your credibility. It’s just not a good look.
Musk responded with:
Hot take: not everything AOC says is 💯 accurate
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 5, 2022
“Hot take: not everything AOC says is 100% accurate.”
Musk feuded with AOC earlier. Musk said:
“Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit. Power to the people! Blue for $8/month. Price adjusted by country proportionate to purchasing power parity
“You will also get: Priority in replies, mentions & search, which is essential to defeat spam/scam. Ability to post long video & audio. Half as many ads.”
“Lmao at a billionaire earnestly trying to sell people on the idea that “free speech” is actually a $8/mo subscription plan.”
Musk said: “Your feedback is appreciated, now pay $8”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 2, 2022
Maybe so. That’s why having robust filters for dis/misinformation & credible verified users has been a popular feature for people & advertisers alike. We need those safeguards to make sure it’s accurate information, or the app loses credibility, as do you. And people leave.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 5, 2022