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Elon Musk couldn’t have better illustrated the “ego problem” that AOC wanted to expose.

A surreal dialogue took place between AOC and Elon Musk on Twitter on Friday, April 29th. (Photo: Getty Images)

A surreal dialogue took place between AOC and Elon Musk on Twitter on Friday, April 29th. (Photo: Getty Images)

UNITED STATES — If Elon Musk has a plan to bring “maximum fun” back to Twitter, it’s not certain that he planned to do it at his own expense. Ever since he bought the social network, the billionaire has not missed an opportunity to defend his projects for the platform and his vision for free speech.

However, on Friday, April 29, he fell for the bait, and more specifically, a well-known social media user in the United States: Democrat-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an expert in online reposting and social media communication, with a Twitter account with 12.9 million followers. .

“Tired of being under the collective stress of a potential hate crime explosion because a billionaire with a problematic ego has one-sided control of a huge communications platform and is doing his best because Tucker Carlson and Peter Thiel took him to dinner and he felt special.” published by someone who has the nickname “AOC”.

Among the references for understanding this message are: “hate crimes”, which may refer to abuse caused by hateful or illegal messages posted on social media; Tucker Carlson, Fox News anchor and American conservative right winger; and Peter Thiel, the billionaire founder of Paypal and prominent supporter of Donald Trump after denouncing Silicon Valley’s “groupthink”.

“Stop flirting with me”

A tweet and atmosphere that did not leave Elon Musk indifferent, although he is also a figure in Silicon Valley, from where SpaceX and Tesla are already in charge. To the point where he ambiguously replied to AOC’s message, “Stop flirting with me, I’m very shy.”

But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez immediately replied that it was not about him, but … about Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, who also regularly gets confused in matters of moderation of social networks.

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“I was talking about Zuckerberg, but okay,” she wrote to Elon Musk. Because it turns out that Mark Zuckerberg actually had dinner with Peter Thiel (who until recently was on the board of directors of Facebook), Tucker Carlson, and also Donald Trump during a White House dinner in 2019.

Was the wording of the first message a honey pot meant to trap Elon Musk when the latter uses his Twitter account very regularly these days? We’ll never know, but AOC quickly deleted their response citing Mark Zuckerberg. She then explained to a user who asked her why, “I try (when I can) not give people who have serious ego issues the kind of attention and Twitter replies they’re dying for.”

That didn’t stop AOC from returning to the accusation on Saturday, April 30, reposting this surreal dialogue with Elon Musk, accompanying it with the comment: “🤷🏽‍♀️ like I said, ego issues.”

See also The HuffPost: Discover Tesla Bot, Elon Musk’s humanoid robot.

This article originally appeared on The HuffPost and has been updated.

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