Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) advised Elon Musk, “Repair your firms. Or Congress will,” after Musk snarkily spoke back to the senator’s issues about pretend verified accounts on Twitter, and recommended Markey’s actual account “appears like a parody.”
On Friday, Markey sent out a tweet containing a link to a letter he wrote to Musk, criticizing the new $7.99 per month Blue with verification subscription. The letter cites a report from the Washington Post that main points how a reporter was once in a position to simply create a faux verified account impersonating Markey and calls on Musk to handle the problem. “Twitter will have to provide an explanation for how this took place and the way to save you it from taking place once more,” Markey writes.
Musk’s reaction? “In all probability it’s because your actual account appears like a parody.” The billionaire adopted up with any other tweet about an hour later, pronouncing “And why does your pp have a masks?” in connection with the Senator’s profile image on Twitter that presentations him dressed in a face masking.
Markey didn’t take too kindly to Musk’s answer and warned that Congress may take motion in opposition to Musk and his many firms if he doesn’t straighten issues out. “One in all your firms is beneath an FTC consent decree. Auto protection watchdog NHTSA is investigating any other for killing folks. And also you’re spending your time selecting fights on-line,” Markey writes. “Repair your firms. Or Congress will.”
Whilst Markey clearly doesn’t constitute all of Congress, the Democrats will keep their control of the Senate following the midterm elections. Markey may be on a variety of commissions that would have an effect on the Musk-owned Tesla — together with the Trade, Science and Transportation Committee — and has raised concerns over the electrical car maker’s full-self riding instrument a number of instances previously.