Actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted that Elon Musk is “destroying [his] credibility” after the tech mogul’s online spat with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, prompting the new Twitter owner to slap back at the “Hulk” star.
The 54-year-old actor seemed to be in agreement with Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday, who disagreed with Musk’s proposed $8 per month fee to verify and charge for other exclusive features.
Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Wednesday, “Lmao at a billionaire honestly trying to sell people on the idea that ‘free speech’ is really an $8/mo subscription plan.”
Musk replied, “Your feedback is appreciated, pay $8 now.”
The next day, the New York Democrat accused Musk of blocking her account after saying something she disagreed with: “What’s good? I don’t think there’s a lot of free speech.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Musk of silencing her Twitter mentions when she disagreed with him.
Actor-activist Ruffalo retweeted Ocasio-Cortez, writing: “Ellon. Please – for the love of decency – get off Twitter, hand the keys over to someone who does this as a real job, and get on with running Tesla and SpaceX.
“You are destroying your credibility. It is just not a good look,” quipped the actor.
Musk responded sarcastically to Ruffalo on Saturday, “Hot Take: Not everything the AOC says is accurate.”
The “Hulk” actor replied, “Maybe so.
“That’s why having robust filters for dis/misinformation & credible verified users has been a popular feature for people & advertisers alike. We need those safeguards to make sure it’s accurate information, or the app loses credibility, as do you. And people leave,” the actor added.
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Information source: NYpost