Ocasio-Cortez says fake Twitter account impersonating her

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) has warned her Twitter followers that the account claiming to be her is not actually real.

“For reference, there is a fake account impersonating me here that is going viral. I have written On Tuesday, she referenced Twitter owner Elon Musk on her official account. She “issued a false policy statement and it’s spreading. I’m working with my team on how to move forward. In the meantime, please be aware of what you see.”

Dubbed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Press Release (a parody), the account has amassed nearly 100,000 followers and has repeatedly tweeted false or misleading statements claiming to be a New York legislator.

In one message, the account wrote: “This may be about wine, but I’m obsessed with wine. [Musk]”

The Twitter CEO, whose account has more than 141 million followers, responded to the message by tweeting a “fire” emoji.

Musk, who bought Twitter last year, has come under intense scrutiny from media and tech watchdogs for promoting unsubstantiated theories and partisan statements about politics, culture and other issues.

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