“Not everything the AOC says is accurate”

Elon Musk slammed Mark Ruffalo in a tweet on Saturday after the actor echoed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s sentiment that paying for Twitter doesn’t promote free speech.

The 54-year-old actor seemed to agree with Ocasio-Cortez, who disagreed with Musk’s proposed $8 per month fee to verify and for other special features.

“Lmao at a Billionaire Seriously Trying to Sell People the Idea That ‘Free Speech’ Is Actually an $8/Month Subscription Plan”, Ocasio-Cortez wrote Wednesday.

Musk briefly replied, “Your feedback is appreciated, pay $8 now.”

The next day, the New York Democrat accused Musk of freezing his account after saying something he disagreed with, noting: “What’s good? That doesn’t seem very free-spoken to me.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has accused Musk of silencing her mentions on Twitter after disagreeing with him.
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Actor Mark Ruffalo weighed in on the debate, telling Elon Musk he was ruining his credibility.
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The 54-year-old actor and activist then retweeted Ocasio-Cortez, writing“Elon. Please, for the sake of decency, get off Twitter, turn the keys over to someone who does this like a real job, and keep running Tesla and SpaceX.

Ruffalo added: “You are destroying your credibility. It’s just not pretty.

Musk replied to Ruffalo Thursday, appearing to blame Ocasio-Cortez: “Hot catch: Not everything AOC says is accurate.

The ‘Hulk’ actor was quick to respond to Musk’s rebuttal, writing: “Maybe.”

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Musk’s latest feud with AOC came days before he fired half of Twitter’s staff.
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“That’s why having robust filters for misinformation/misinformation and credible verified users has been a popular feature for individuals and advertisers. We need those safeguards to make sure it’s is about accurate information, otherwise the app loses credibility, just like you. And people leave,” Ruffalo said.

The ongoing feud between Musk and Ocasio-Cortez was reignited just days before Musk decided to lay off half of Twitter’s workforce on Friday. The now-private company was on course to lose $700 million in 2023 had Musk not made cuts.

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