US parliamentarian Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was very critical of the billionaire about the $8 subscription he wants to offer.
“Laughingly, a millionaire seriously trying to sell people the idea that free speech is actually an $8 a month subscription.” In a tweet posted Nov. 2, Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked Twitter’s monetization. An attack that the new boss of the platform Elon Musk would not have appreciated.
A hopelessly empty notification thread
After pissing off the new owner of the social network, who replied curtly, the representative to the US Congress was surprised the next day to see malfunctions appear on her Twitter account. According to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, these disturbances are directly linked to the criticisms she has leveled against the richest man in the world.
“Why should people pay $8 to have their app blocked when they say something you don’t like?” Asked the parliamentarian on Twitter.
She shared a screenshot where her notification thread is hopelessly empty. A fact to say the least unusual for a personality such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, followed by 13.5 million people.
An hour before this publication, the politician had increased her criticisms. “One guy’s business plan for overbuying $44 billion is apparently to ask people individually for $8,” she wondered. And to invite its subscribers to “remember it the next time they question their skills”.
There is no indication that Elon Musk had anything to do with the dysfunctions – real or supposed – of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter account. Faced with these criticisms, the billionaire was content with a terse response of which he has the secret: “your comments are appreciated, but now pay 8 dollars.”