It’s Still Easy to Impersonate a Senator on Twitter After Musk Promised Verification Was Fixed

Faux Checks

Twitter CEO Elon Musk promised last month that the site’s revamped $8/month verification system would no longer allow troublemakers to impersonate famous people and companies.

Turns out he was wrong yet again.  The Washington Post  columnist Geoffrey Fowler was easily able to impersonate US senator Edward Markey with a verified Twitter account with the username @SenatorEdMarkey — a stunt he also pulled during the first disαstrous launch of the feature.

In other words, Twitter is doing very little to despite Musk’s promises of manually authenticating “all” blue checkmark accounts back in November.

Needless to say, facilitating the impersonation of a politician could allow for the spread of misinformation and sow chaos online.

“Under Musk’s leadership, Twitter users face a greater risk of seeing something fake and thinking it is real,” Fowler argues in his column.

Impersonal Touch

Twitter has clearly struggled to come up with an alternative to the platform’s legacy verification system. Musk has attempted to roll out several iterations over the last two months, none of which seem quite watertight.

This time around, all it took for Fowler was to create a new Twitter account on his iPhone and pay $7.99 for his blue checkmark using a credit card. He dodged the meek hurdles set up by Twitter — accounts need to be 90 days old and linked to a phone number — by renaming an old account.

At no point was Fowler asked for a piece of identification, something that is commonplace for other online services, such as Facebook or Airbnb.

In short, it’s a troubling failure for a platform that was once seen as a place you can trust — at least to a degree — before Musk took over late last year.

“It’s an absolute joke that Elon Musk, who prides himself on being a tech entrepreneur, can’t implement a functioning verification regime — except users aren’t laughing,” the real Markey told Fowler.

14 Times Elon Musk Agreed With Elon Musk Quotes on Twitter

Oh Elon, you’re so funny. No, Elon, you’re the one that’s funny. Oh wait, we’re both Elon!

Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, continues to confound the world, leaving some to wonder what in the world he is thinking. This person became the first person to ever lose $200 bιllιon in personal net worth from one year to the next after being named TIME’s “Person of the Year.” Now that Musk appears to be technology’s newest villain, one must wonder: Does he even give a damn?

No, is the easy response. Only what Elon Musk thinks is important to Elon Musk. To verify it, all you have to do is look at his Twitter page.

People who follow Elon Musk regularly may have observed that he frequently and warmly replies to tweets that contain quotes from himself. This has been ongoing for some time. It appears as though Musk is talking adoringly to himself. He responds to one quote by saying, “Had to be done.” In another, he remarks, “So few get this.

For Musk, finding quotes from his $44 bιllιon blue bird addiction, Twitter, isn’t exactly difficult. Along with followers and friends tweeting what he says, there are accounts like @muskQu0tes and @MuskUniversity that are solely dedicated to spewing out grandiose, odd, or idiotic Musk quotes. It should be noted that the latter is not a true university.

The replies from Musk differ. Some can be as straightforward as “Absolutely” or “Yup.” Other times, he adds to what he says in the original quote or laments the fact that few or no one “understands” the topic at hand. Overall, it’s fairly hilarious to watch a self-centered bιllιonaire respond to things he has said.

Click through to check out 12 times Musk agreed with his own quotes or essentially talked to himself on Twitter. This is only one example of how frequently Musk has used Twitter to converse with himself. The topics are wide-ranging, given that, of course, Musk knows everything.

Elon Musk Has So Many Children And Here’s What We Know About Each Of Them

Elon Musk is undoubtedly doing his “best” to increase global population after fathering many children over the past 20 years with various womҽn.

The world’s richest man is known to have fathered 10 children, although that figure may vary. He is known to have conceived children with three separate Canadian women.

After all, he did ᵴuгргιᵴe us with some hidden twins, and it seems like the family is prone to ᴜnexpҽctҽd events.

He doesn’t hide it either.

In July, he tweeted, “I wish you have large families and congratulations to those who already have.” I’m making every effort to address the underpopulation situation.

What you need to know about the millionaire and his kids is provided here (or least, the ones we know about).

Nevada Musk

Nevada was Musk’s. Alexander Musk and Justine Wilson, a writer from Canada.

According to PageSix, the couple was married in January 2000 and welcomed their son Nevada Alexander into the world in 2002.

Nevada, however, passed away from suddҽn infant dҽath syndrome, or SIDS, just 10 weeks after his birth.

According to US Weekly Magazine, Musk wrote in a 2018 email, “There is nothing worse than losing a child.” “In my arms, my firstborn son passed away. I could hear his heartbeat.”

Griffin Musk & Vivian Wilson

After Nevada passed away, Musk and Justine Wilson proceeded to IVF, and in April 2004 she gave birth to twins.

When they were born, the kids were given the names Griffin and Xavier.

The latter twin, however, underwent gender transition and is now known as Vivian Wilson. In April 2022, she submitted the necessary paperwork to alter her name and gender on her birth certificate. She also appears to have severed all contacts with her father.

She stated in her court document, according to Reuters, “I no longer live with or seek to be associated to my biological father in any way, shape, or form.”

Kai Musk, Saxon Musk & Damian Musk

Beyond twins, Musk and Wilson continued.

In January 2006, they underwent IVF once more and brought triplets Kai, Saxon, and Damian Musk into the world.

Two years later, in 2008, the couple divorced.

After that divorce, Musk dated a number of womҽn, including Amber Heard, who shared some adorable photos of him and his kids in 2017.