(Republicaninformer.com)- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) started a new Twitter fight with Elon Musk on Thursday night. This came after several liberal journalists were banned from Twitter for posting what the platform’s new owner called “assassination coordinates” after they revealed his real-time location.
The journalists in question included Donie O’Sullivan of CNN, Micah Lee of The Intercept, Ryan Mac of the New York Times Technology section, Drew Harwell of the Washington Post, Matt Binder of Mashable, Keith Olbermann of MSNBC, and Aaron Rupar of Vox. They were all given a seven-day suspension.
In essence, they posted my exact real-time location, which was a clear violation of Twitter’s terms of service, Musk tweeted.
Before equating Musk’s action with fascism, Ocasio-Cortez argued that Musk must deal with such inconveniences and accept them as a necessary component of public life.
Ocasio-Cortez said, “You’re a public figure that is both powerful and highly contentious. I understand feeling unsafe, but abusing your power and arbitrarily banning journalists only amplifies the tension in the area. Stop the proto-fascism and take a break. Consider putting your phone down.”
AOC not only downplayed the seriousness of the threats to Musk’s safety, but she also blamed Musk for the elevated level of danger she now faces in her own life.
The self-proclaimed socialist said she “gets it” as someone who has been the target of dangerous plots.
She said she has had many frightful experiences, adding that numerous right-wing publications that “you now elevate have featured images of my house, car, etc.”
“At a certain point you gotta disconnect,” AOC stated.
“You First,” the SpaceX founder responded.
Ocasio-Cortez did not exhibit the same zeal for free speech when Musk published a poll about reactivating former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account last month. The congresswoman advised caution instead, citing the possibility of assassination and chaos.
She tweeted on November 18: “Idk man, last time [Trump] was here this platform was used to incite an insurrection, multiple people died, and the US Vice President was almost assassinated. “Additionally, hundreds were hurt, but I guess that isn’t enough for you to provide an answer. It’s a Twitter poll.”
The implication that “multiple people died” at the hands of rioters is false. The one person killed was Ashli Babbit. A Capitol police officer killed her.