Musk had previously responded to the tweet from the pretend account claiming to have a crush on him with a hearth emoji.
As of Tuesday night, the pretend account had racked up greater than 130,000 followers.
The account, displaying the identify “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Press Launch (parody),” was “verified” with a blue test. The verification system was a type of authentication for Twitter accounts — partially, a method to stop customers from complicated the accounts of presidency officers or well-known customers with fakes. Beneath Musk, the positioning switched to a pay-to-verify system, permitting any consumer to subscribe and have a blue test hooked up to their profile.
Ocasio-Cortez’s actual account has a grey test, the kind of verification now hooked up to authorities officers.