Since Elon Musk became the CEO of Twitter on October 27, the social network has not stopped commenting on his controversial decisions. Marvel Studios star and Hulk’s interpreter Mark Ruffalo joins a group of people who are against a monthly fee imposed by the tycoon: Pay $8 a month to keep the account verified. The 54-year-old actor positions himself with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an American politician who has also expressed his disdain for Elon’s new measure.
The road to Musk’s purchase of Twitter was long and full of ups and downs. Some thought this would not be true, others thought that it would happen sooner or later and that its results would be worthy of historical study. The first major change that Elon has made with its new ownership is to set up a monthly fee for everyone who wants to verify their profiles or continue with the already existing Pest. Twitter Blue is currently only available in the US, UK, New Zealand and Australia, but its mere existence has sparked negative reactions around the world.
On November 1, Alexandria wrote on Twitter, “Haha a billionaire seriously trying to sell people on the idea that ‘free speech’ is actually an $8/month subscription plan.” Elon Musk responded to the above: “We appreciate your comments, pay $8 now.” Ocasio-Cortez’s account features were blocked the next day and she denounced it in a new post:
Elon Musk, now that I have your attention, why should people pay $8 to be blocked when they say something you don’t like? This is what my app looks like since my tweet, which pissed you off yesterday. Which one is good? I don’t like free speech a lot.
Yo @elonmusk while I have your attention, why should people pay $8 for their app when they say something you don’t like? Ever since my tweet bothered you yesterday, my app looks like this. What’s good? I don’t feel very free speech pic.twitter.com/e3hcZ7T9up—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 3, 2022
Faced with the above confrontation, Mark Ruffalo took to his Twitter profile and strongly criticized Musk for his recent comments and actions.
“Elon. Please, for the sake of decency, get off Twitter, hand the keys over to someone who does this as a real job, and move on with Tesla and SpaceX. You are destroying your credibility. It just doesn’t look good.”
Elon. Please – for the love of decency – step off Twitter, hand the keys over to someone who does this as a real job, and continue running Tesla and SpaceX. You are destroying your credibility. It’s just not a good look. https://t.co/34aMtU5h62— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 4, 2022
Elon Musk also responded to Mark’s tweet. All his answers got more likes than the original post.
“News: Everything Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Says Isn’t 100% True.”
Hot Take: Not Everything AOC Says Is Accurate—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 5, 2022
Ruffalo ended his conversation with Elon Musk by talking about the credibility of Twitter and the importance of free verification from trusted sources.
”could be possible. This is why having strong filters for misinformation/misinformation and trusted verified users has been a popular feature for both individuals and advertisers. We need those security measures to make sure this is accurate information, or the app will lose credibility just like yours. And people leave.”
be possible. So having strong filters for false/misinformation and trusted verified users has been a popular feature for people and advertisers alike. We need those security measures to ensure that this is accurate information, or the app loses its credibility, as you do. More people leave.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 5, 2022
Twitter’s big problem could escalate to an unexpected extent. There aren’t quite a few users who are looking for new platform alternatives, however, the blue social network is of immeasurable weight, making it an almost irresistible choice for those who like to interact with others through words and thoughts.
Article originally published in: Tomatozos
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