Vindman rips Musk as ‘purveyor of hate and division’

Retired Military Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Sunday known as Elon Musk a “purveyor of hate and division” after the brand new Twitter proprietor known as him “each puppet & puppeteer” in an obvious spamming marketing campaign essential of Musk.

Musk known as out Vindman after a Twitter person famous he had shared the identical message as dozens of different accounts.

The copy-pasted message shared by Vindman and others mentioned: “Kinda bizarre that @elonmusk will get to resolve how like a half-billion folks talk. Means an excessive amount of energy for one erratic particular person to wield, don’t you assume?”

Musk knocked Vindman in a reply to the publish, calling those that shared it “bots in human kind.”

“Vindman is each puppet & puppeteer. Query is who pulls his strings … ?” Musk asked Sunday.

“I’ll put my popularity up towards yours any day,” Vindman wrote in response to Musk on Sunday.

“I’ve spent my whole grownup life in service to my nation. Upheld my oath to guard & defend this nation at nice private value. You’ve demonstrated your self to be a purveyor of hate and division. Let historical past be the choose,” Vindman wrote.

Vindman additionally attacked Musk’s enterprise credentials within the Twitter thread. .

“Tesla inventory is plummeting, Twitter is on the verge of insolvency, SpaceX succeeded despite you. You could have an opportunity to salvage your legacy,” he wrote.

Vindman’s rebuke of Musk is the newest controversy about Musk’s administration of Twitter since he acquired the platform late final month.

Racist and antisemitic messages reportedly surged on the social media app after Musk’s takeover, and his transfer to slash employees in mass layoffs stoked considerations that content material moderation could be compromised.

Vindman has repeatedly drawn consideration to hate, antisemitism and racism on the location since Musk made himself the platform’s chief moderator.

“We’re experiencing an increase in hate, whereas many look the opposite means or search to revenue from it. I refuse to permit this to be the norm and part of my baby’s future. I’ll struggle towards hate and extremism and for decency and acceptance,” Vindman mentioned in one other Twitter post Sunday.