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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Elon Musk of sabotaging her Twitter account

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Elon Musk of sabotaging her Twitter account

New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that Elon Musk has sabotaged her Twitter account.

New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has suggested that Elon Musk has sabotaged her Twitter account.

The pair had an argument about Musk's plan to bring in a verification fee for Twitter users.

And it's safe to say that things escalated pretty quickly...

It all started with Ocasio-Cortez tweeting at Musk about his plans to create more money from the social media site.

Getting straight to the point, the congresswoman 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."

Musk, wasting no time at all, appeared to hint that Ocasio-Cortez was making money from political merch she'd made.

AOC hit back at the tech mogul.
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But, the democratic representative said that she was 'proud' of the merch and that her 'workers are union, make a living wage, have full healthcare, and aren’t subject to racist treatment in their workplaces'.

"Items are made in USA. Team AOC honors and respects working people. You should try it sometime instead of union-busting," she added.

Ocasio-Cortez continued her argument, by saying: "Not to mention all proceeds go to community organizing like our Homework Helpers program which gives private tutoring to kids who’ve needed learning support since COVID."

And here's where things get a little sticky.

The congresswoman then questioned why her account wasn't working as usual: "Also my Twitter mentions/notifications conveniently aren’t working tonight, so I was informed via text that I seem to have gotten under a certain billionaire’s skin Just a reminder that money will never buy your way out of insecurity, folks."

Elon Musk.
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While it is still unclear why Ocasio-Cortez was experiencing issues with her account, it was concerning to many, given Musk's arguing that he wants to protect free speech with his purchase of the platform.

Even though her app seemed to be working differently, Ocasio-Cortez questioned why: "One guy’s business plan for a $44 billion over-leveraged purchase is apparently to run around and individually ask people for $8. Remember that next time you question yourself or your qualifications."

Ocasio-Cortez is the latest person to hit out at Musk since the tech mogul started his role as self-proclaimed 'Chief Twit', with some even deciding to leave the platform.

Featured Image Credit: Doug Peters / SOPA Images Limited / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: News, Celebrity, Twitter, Elon Musk