Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has been making headlines for his tweets that have shattered the internet since he sealed a $44 billion agreement to acquire microblogging network Twitter. Musk’s Twitter friendship with Star Trek star William Shatner has sparked a social media firestorm. Shatner tweeted his wish to be the face of the social media behemoth. “BTW, since it seems to be the latest “thing” on here. I’m stating that I’m staying on Twitter. Besides I think @elonmusk is adorbs. Also, full disclosure: I’m trying to pitch Elon to hire me as face of Twitter. #dumpthebird,” the elderly actor said on Twitter.

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At this point, the tweet has approximately 40,000 likes and over 1,600 replies. Musk quickly responded, “You will always be my Captain.” Shatner is most recognised for his role as Captain James Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise, which has attained cult status among the general public.

Earlier, Musk engaged in a Twitter spat with US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when she sent an oblique reaction to his post claiming that the Democratic Party had been captured by radicals, according to Bloomberg.

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Musk tweeted about Democrats to his almost 89 million followers on Thursday, only hours after he posted a cartoon depicting leftists running to the left since 2008.

Ocasio-Corte criticised Musk’s claim about the party without identifying him. In a subsequent tweet, she blamed hate crimes on “some billionaire with an ego problem” who “unilaterally controls a massive communication platform,” but she didn’t say who.

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Musk, on the other hand, reacted to the tweet with “Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy,” followed by a happy face emoji. According to a ProPublica collection of deleted politician tweets, Ocasio-Cortez responded on Twitter: “I was talking about Zuckerberg, but ok,” in an apparent allusion to Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and then deleted the comment 57 seconds later.