The exchange took place after Markey posted a letter griping about the new $8 blue check service, noting that a Washington Post reporter was easily able to create a fake account in his name.
“A [Washington Post] reporter was able to create a verified account impersonating me — I’m asking for answers from [Elon Musk] who is putting profits over people and his debt over stopping disinformation,” Markey tweeted.
“Twitter must explain how this happened and how to prevent it from happening again.”
The Massachusetts Democrat posted images of a letter he had sent to Musk demanding answers to certain questions and stating that “allowing an imposter to impersonate a U.S. Senator” is “a serious matter.”
Elon Musk Mocks Senator Ed Markey
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. Twitter must explain how this happened and how to prevent it from happening again. pic.twitter.com/R4r7p6mduP— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) November 11, 2022
Elon Musk, whose Twitter feed is the most entertaining thing to hit the social media platform since former President Donald Trump was banned, fired back at Senator Ed Markey.