Ocasio-Cortez launches conspiracy theory after Elon Musk mocks her

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared to launch a conspiracy theory Wednesday night after new Twitter CEO Elon Musk mocked her on the platform, suggesting without proof that he had disabled the features of his account.

The drama began after AOC complained on Twitter this week about Musk’s changes to the platform, prompting a response from Musk.

In response to Musk, AOC promoted union workers who run its campaign store and took veiled photos of Musk’s businesses.

AOC then appeared to launch a conspiracy theory by linking the moment Musk mocked her to what she claimed without proof were features in her account that weren’t working.

“Also, my Twitter mentions/notifications aren’t working tonight, so I was notified via text that I looked like I was under the skin of a certain billionaire,” she claimed. “Just a reminder that money will never get you out of insecurity, folks.”

“A guy’s business plan for a $44 billion overleveraged buyout is apparently to run and ask people for $8 individually,” she continued. “Remember that the next time you question yourself or your qualifications.”

AOC’s initial complaint earlier this week came after Musk said he would charge users $8 per month for a variety of features, which drew widespread backlash from all political parties for various reasons.

“Lmao at a billionaire seriously trying to sell people the idea that ‘free speech’ is actually an $8/month subscription plan,” AOC tweeted earlier this week.

Musk replied, “Your feedback is appreciated, pay $8 now.”

Musk also responded with a screenshot of a hoodie Ocasio-Cortez is selling online for $58.

Musk also responded with a meme:

Ocasio-Cortez also got into it with David Sacks, a West Coast-based venture capitalist, who responded to AOC, writing, “Why aren’t they [The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic] free? Their billionaire owners should stop being greedy and give us these products for free.

AOC slammed the response, writing, “Are you seriously equating an app where people torrent racial slurs with a sped up clip with The New York Times?”

“Also, for your information, the old newspapers actually care about verifying newsworthy sources. And they don’t charge their journalists/creators for “priority” placement.

“As for the billionaire property of our information sources, it is a legitimate problem! Media market concentration is a huge problem,” AOC continued. “I hope you are using your power to stop private equity from emptying local newsrooms while also supporting nonprofit and cooperative media.”

Musk has previously mocked AOC on Twitter following criticism from the socialist lawmaker.

“Tired of having to collectively dwell on the explosion of hate crimes that occurs because a billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communications platform and fakes it because Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him dinner and made it feel special,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in April after Musk announced he would be buying the platform.

Musk replied, “Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy.”

Musk’s response referenced a news report from late last year where Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at online critics after she was caught hanging out in Florida without a mask.

National Review reported that, according to photographs obtained by the publication, Ocasio-Cortez was “sitting outside Doraku Sushi and Izakaya in Miami Beach on Thursday afternoon, holding up a cocktail in one hand and checking her phone in another.”

“If Republicans are mad they can’t date me, they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet,” Ocasio-Cortez replied to one of the critics l ‘appellant. “You are creepy weirdos.”

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