Elon Musk picks a fight with the wrong senator.

Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk may want to think twice about taunting Sen. Ed Markey, who was forced by a Washington Post reporter to create a verified Twitter account impersonating Markey, as he heads to opposing US senators. Had done He has sat on several subcommittees in his companies after becoming competent On Saturday, the senator wrote a letter to Musk demanding an explanation.

Selling the truth is dangerous and unacceptable Twitter must explain how it happened and how it will prevent it from happening again, wrote Markey Twitter has become the Wild West of social media Musk unfazed by the spread of misinformation and disinformation on his platform Responded to the marque on Sunday morning with a scathing tweet. Maybe it’s because your original account sounds like a parody.

With another tweet, Musk mocked Marquee for wearing a mask in his profile picture and why the mask was written on the profile picture. Post reporter Geoffrey A. Fowler asked Fowler to create a fake verified marquee account for Fowler with an extra iPhone, a credit card and A little creativity Lee Fowler said. That’s because Musk just launched a new Twitter Blue paid subscription that can cost anyone an extra $8 and allows credit cards to get a blue verified checkmark on their Twitter account.

Those blue checks that before Musk’s takeover were largely reserved for notable public figures, celebrities and journalists who confirmed their identities with the platform are now wreaking havoc with these new verified accounts. One of the fake Eli Lilly accounts. Tweets claiming the company would make insulin free sent its stock plummeting, causing the pharmaceutical giant to lose billions in stock value last week.

This certainly isn’t the last we’ll hear from Markey about Musk’s Twitter debacle, especially now that Democrats maintain control of the Senate. The senator sits on the Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation and is on several subcommittees that oversee not only Twitter but also two other Musk-owned companies, SpaceX and Tesla. Markey is a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Communications Media and Broadband as well as the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection Product Security and Data Security both of which may investigate Twitter.

He is also on the Subcommittee on Surface Transport, Maritime Freight and Ports, the subcommittee that oversees the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is currently investigating the safety of Tesla’s Autopilot feature, as the marque put it to kill people. was. And Markey sits on the Subcommittee on Space and Science which SpaceX oversees.

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