Musk mocks a senator who asked for explanations for impersonations on Twitter
The owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, has responded this Sunday with ridicule to a US senatorthat he demanded explanations about the disinformation problems that have been generated on the platform by its decision to give a verified profile to anyone who pays 8 dollars a month .
The legislator, Democrat Ed Markey, sent He sent Musk a letter with a series of questions after, with his approval, a journalist from The Washington Post could create a Twitter account posing as him and with the blue user symbol verified.
Markey made the letter public through the social network and pointed out: “Twitter must explain how this happened and how to prevent it from happening again” .
“Maybe it's because your real account sounds like a parody?“, the billionaire mocked in a response published this Sunday, when he also questioned why the senator appeared in his profile picture wearing a mask.
Markey was quick to reply , reminding Musk that one of his companies –Twitter- is under supervision of the Federal Trade Commission and that another –Tesla- is being investigated for the repeated accidents deadly starring their vehicles in autopilot mode.
“And you waste your time fighting on the internet. Fix your businesses or Congress will,” the senator has warned.
Twitter Blue will be back. to be available
The chaos generated by the new payment verification Twitter this week to temporarily suspend the implementation of this system, after numerous Internet users who had obtained the blue “tick” when paying for a subscription pretended to be companies and personalities.
In response to questions from a user, Musk has assured in the last few hours that the service, Twitter Blue, will probably be available again by the end of next week.
In addition, the richest man in the world has indicated that soon Twitter will allow organizations to identify what other Twitter accounts are associated with them, although he did not elaborate on this.