(RepublicanWire.org) – Musk responded to Democrat Sen. Ed Markey’s complaints about the problem of impersonation on the social media giant now that anyone could get a blue check mark for $8 per month under its premium service, Twitter Blue.
In a letter to Musk, Markey demanded answers after a Washington Post reporter was able to impersonate him under the handle @realedmarkey, claiming the billionaire is “putting profits over people and his debt over stopping disinformation.” He demanded responses to his questions by Nov. 25, 2002 [sic].
Washington Post reporter Geoffrey Fowler impersonated Markey and comedienne Blaire Erskine to highlight Twitter Blue’s vulnerabilities, after which applications for the new service were put on hold.
In response, Musk suggested it’s because Markey’s “real account sounds like a parody.”
And the senator’s masked profile picture didn’t help.
Musk’s attitude towards Markey’s angry letter prompted the far-left to issue a warning to the entrepreneur, which comes after President Biden threatened that the billionaire’s relationships are “worth being looked at.”
Musk was also warned by twitter user People for Bernie, “Probably not a great idea to troll a high ranking Senator with a history of taking down rich people who just so happens to sit on multiple committees which regulate your businesses the day after his party retakes the Chamber.”
Musk seemed unfazed tweeting back, “Are you suggesting the Senator will abuse his political power to attack me?”
Markey didn’t appreciate Musk’s responses to him, and he then threatened Musk “fix” his companies “or Congress will.”
Others took to twitter to defend Musk.