Dogecoin’s parents are fighting: Musk and Jackson Palmer exchange barbs

The battle over social media is raging between Elon Musk, a billionaire, and Jackson Palmer, co-founder of Dogecoin (DOGE). Palmer claimed that he could eliminate Twitter bots using a simple Python script.

In an interview, Australian Palmer stated that his script could automatically tweet replies to fraudulent tweets. This was a way for users to be aware of the danger. Crikey reported that Musk approached him to obtain the script on May 30, but that his technical knowledge was so poor that he couldn’t run the script.

“Elon reached for me to obtain the script, and it quickly became clear that he didn’t really understand programming as much as he thought.”

Palmer also recalled calling SpaceX founder, a “grifter”, who “sells visions in hopes that one day he can deliver what he promises, but he doesn’t know that.”

Musk was not happy with the comments and retorted on May 31 via Twitter at Palmer. He claimed that Palmer’s code was not capable of fulfilling its promise to fix the Twitter bot issue. Musk added, “My children wrote better code when I was 12”.

“You falsely claimed that ur lame Python snippet gets rid of bots. OK buddy, share it with everyone …”

Palmer was challenged by him to publish the script, which would allow for greater scrutiny. Palmer hasn’t yet done this.

Musk tweeted on May 17 that the deal to buy Twitter would not be “moved forward” unless Parag Agrawal, Twitter CEO, proves that less than 5% are bots.

Crikey interview revealed that Palmer was angry at Musk during his confrontation with him. He claimed Musk wanted to destroy Twitter instead of actually acquiring it. He suggested that Musk might just be trying to “drive it into a ground at a lower price,” and I believe that’s what his intentions are.

In 2015, DOGE’s co-founder and CEO left the project. He has a deep hatred for crypto industry. Last year, he called it an inequitable “cartel wealthy figures”. Musk, meanwhile, is a major proponent of memecoins and has been called the CEO of Dogecoin.

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Musk and Palmer are at odds just days after Musk declared that SpaceX would accept DOGE for merchandise purchases from the company. This announcement was made on May 29, two days after Palmer announced that they would be accepting DOGE.

The major altcoin DOGE has not seen any reaction from investors as it is trading at $0.086 according CoinGecko, down 1.9% in the last 24 hours.

Lillian Call

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