In 2018, Elon Musk drew attention to bots on Twitter that were spreading fraudulent cryptocurrency offers under his posts.
Then Dogecoin creator Jackson Palmer offered his help in dealing with the bots.
“Ilon has the script. We had a good chat about how Jack Dorsey and the Twitter team should automate processes and solve the problem,” he wrote.
Elon Musk is now in negotiations to buy Twitter and will be able to influence such issues directly in the future.
Later in an interview, Palmer called Musk a con man. In turn, Musk talked about his experience with the developer.
“You lied that your lame Python code snippet solves the bot problem. My kids at 12 were writing better code than this nonsensical script Jackson sent me. If this development was that useful, he would share it with the world and help improve Twitter. If he does, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Jackson Palmer is a tool,” Musk stated.
Musk’s comments were made in response to Palmer’s incisive interview with the Australian publication Crikey New.
“About a year ago, when Musk said something about cryptocurrency, I said he was and always will be a con man, but the world loves con men. They love the idea that they too can become billionaires someday, and he’s selling that dream. He’s selling dreams in the hope that he can someday make them come true, but he doesn’t know if he’ll succeed. He’s just good at faking it. You can see that very clearly in the promises of completely unmanned driving at Tesla,” Palmer said.