Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elon Musk had a fight on Twitter last Friday. The American politician fiercely attacked “a billionaire with a big ego problem”, which Musk took personally. However, he was not the target.
Elon Musk has been front and center on Twitter lately, even when he’s not directly involved. Last Friday, users were able to attend to an astonishing exchange between the boss of Tesla and the American politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AOC for the close friends.
On April 29, she posted a message targeting a certain billionaire and CEO of a social network:
“I’m tired of being stressed out by a possible explosion of hate crimes because a certain billionaire with an ego problem decided to unilaterally control a massive communication platform because Tucker Carlson and Peter Thiel took him out to dinner which made him feel special”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elon Musk tangle on Twitter
Elon Musk felt targeted and replied: “Stop hitting on me, I’m shy”, all accompanied by a small smiley. The politician’s response was scathing : “I was talking about Zuckerberg, but ok”
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A replica that hit the bull’s eye and greatly amused Internet users. However, AOC very quickly backpedaled by erasing the message… Too late. She finally accepted by retweeting a screenshot with the comment “like I said, ego problem”. An attack approved by tweeters, since it accumulates more than 340,000 likes.
We know the animosity that exists between AOC and Zuckerberg. This is not the first time that the Democrat has criticized the boss of Facebook for his way of managing freedom of expression and personal data on his network. For this tweet, we can still understand that Musk felt targeted. It is indeed at the center of the debates since its takeover of Twitter. A champion of unlimited freedom of expression, he wants to “unblock” the network’s potential. A concern that worries many users fearing that Twitter will become a fairground for anything.
Be that as it may, it is also for these comical exchanges that the blue bird platform is appreciated by its users.