Musk Says Dem Sen’s Twitter Account ‘Sounds Like A Parody’

The exchange between new Twitter CEO Elon Musk and Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Ed Markey started this weekend when the senator demanded to know how a reporter had created a "verified" account impersonating him.

  • One of Musk’s first changes was to allow Twitter customers to get a their account certified – with a blue checkmark – by paying an $8 subscription fee, compared to Twitter previously having verified it.
  • “A @washingtonpost reporter was able to create a verified account impersonating me—I’m asking for answers from @elonmusk who is putting profits over people and his debt over stopping disinformation,” Markey tweeted Friday.
  • The senator also blasted the new verification process as “lax” and “unacceptable.”
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