(SNews) – Twitter boss Elon Musk has fired a warning back at Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman after his apparent role in a spamming attack was exposed.
Musk is under attack over his mission to bring free speech back to social media by ending censorship on Twitter.
With free speech unleashed, the establishment won’t be able to control the narrative, he argues.
Earlier today, Vindman appeared to inadvertently reveal that he’s linked to a campaign to spam Twitter with anti-Musk posts.
Vindman said on Twitter: “Kinda weird that @elonmusk gets to decide how like a half-billion people communicate.
“Way too much power for one erratic individual to wield, don’t you think?”
Kinda weird that @elonmusk gets to decide how like a half-billion people communicate. Way too much power for one erratic individual to wield, don’t you think?
— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) November 27, 2022
However, Twitter users were quick to point out that the exact same comment from Vindman has also been posted by dozens of other spamming accounts.
Several other accounts posted the exact same message as Vindman in what seems to be an effort to attack Musk.
BLEEP BLOOP KINDA WEIRD THAT @ELONMUSK GETS TO DECIDE HOW LIKE A HALF-BILLION PEOPLE COMMUNICATE BLEEP. WAY TOO MUCH POWER FOR ONE ERRATIC INDIVIDUAL TO WEILD, DON'T YOU THINK BLOOP? pic.twitter.com/IB4qfuTZM8
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) November 27, 2022
Musk laughed off the matter but warned Vindman and the rest of the spamming accounts that they are violating Twitter’s terms of service.
“They’re bots in human form,” Musk said of Vindman and his allies.
“Note, spamming, whether done by a set of humans or bots is against ToS.”
They’re bots in human form
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 27, 2022
A Twitter user said:
“And they’re all echoing Alexander Vindman.”
“Like digital ventriloquist dolls.”
Another Twitter user said:
“Hating on elon musk full time seems like a really pathetic hobby.”
Musk responded with the sad truth behind the attacks:
“They won’t give up controlling the narrative easily.”