Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, a Socialist Democratic Party, told her followers about the rapid spread and “acceleration” of parody accounts in the wake of her interactions with tech billionaire Elon Musk. warned.
She tweeted about it on Tuesday.
“FYI, there is a fake account impersonating me here that is going viral. The Twitter CEO has been involved and is gaining recognition. she wrote.
“I am working with the team on how to move forward. In the meantime, keep an eye on what you see,” she added.
The senator’s complaint reflected critics’ predictions that parody accounts would cause confusion on Twitter after Musk changed the company’s policy on verification marks for official accounts.
Actress Alyssa Milano was among those who lashed out at Mr. Musk over the new policy.
“I mean, someone can make a lot of bullish statements in my guise by revoking my blue check mark because I’m not going to pay any fees***. Does that mean Twitter and @elonmusk are responsible for defamation, impersonation or fraud?” Milano tweeted angrily at the time.
The focal point of Ocasio-Cortez’s outrage was clearly the “AOCpress” account, which is clearly labeled as a “parody” according to Twitter’s terms of service. Parody His account has 181,000 followers, while Ocasio has more than 13.4 million followers on his Cortez account, making it impossible to mistake his account for the real one. lower.
The account downplayed the lawmaker’s tweets.
“I can’t believe someone would do that to us” parody answered.
“After brainstorming with my staff, I will be lobbying Congress to make it illegal to joke, laugh, or make fun of me,” Parody later tweeted.
“Parody should be illegal,” the parody account added.
Musk answered Ocasio-Cortez was outraged by the “fire emoji” joke on Monday’s parody account.
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