” It’s not very freedom of expression. US Democratic MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rose up on Thursday against billionaire Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter. The one nicknamed “AOC” accuses him in particular of having blocked or at least restricted his account, after the elected official of New York made several criticisms against him.
“Yo Elon Musk, while I have your attention, why should people pay $8 just to have their app blocked when they say something you don’t like? This is what my app looks like since my tweet bothered you yesterday. (…) It does not seem very freedom of expression “Reacted on Twitter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, showing an image of her notification thread, empty since the day before.
Pass of arms by interposed tweets
In question according to the member of Congress, several tweets in which she denounces the choice of Elon Musk to use a paid subscription to keep a certification, but also to be more visible in searches on the social network.
“A billionaire is seriously trying to sell people the idea that freedom of expression is actually an $8 a month subscription,” she tweeted this Wednesday. To which Elon Musk replied with a laconic sentence: “Your feedback is appreciated, now pay 8 dollars. “It is following this exchange that the deputy ensures that her notifications have emptied, while she has more than 13 million subscribers.
In a series of tweets posted to his account, the Space X and Tesla boss highlighted products sold by AOC as part of his election campaigns, including a $58 sweater. Questioned, she hastened to defend the price of her products.
“My workers are unionized, earn a decent wage, have social security, and are free from workplace racism. Items are made in the USA. The AOC team honors and respects workers. You should try sometimes instead of hitting the unions,” suggested to him Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.