In a surprising turn of events, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Meta, took to Twitter for the first time in over a decade, just hours after launching Meta’s new feature called Threads. Read more.
This move comes amidst the recent controversy surrounding Twitter CEO Elon Musk’s decision to limit the number of tweets users can view daily.
Meta’s launch of Threads appears to be a strategic move to capitalize on the backlash Elon Musk has faced due to his recent policy changes on Twitter. Shortly after Threads’ official release, Mark Zuckerberg made his presence felt on Twitter, sharing a popular meme depicting identical Spider-Men in a face-off.
This tweet from Zuckerberg marks his first activity on Twitter since 2012 and comes in the wake of reports that both CEOs were considering a cage fight. Seizing the opportunity, Musk swiftly responded to Zuckerberg’s tweet with a subtle jab on Instagram.
Taking to his platform, Musk wrote, “It is infinitely preferable to be attacked by strangers on Twitter than indulge in the false happiness of hide-the-pain Instagram.” The Meta CEO is leveraging the controversial decisions made by Elon Musk as the new head of Twitter.
Since acquiring the company for a whopping $44 billion last October, Musk has implemented significant downsizing measures and laid off numerous employees. He also introduced changes to content moderation policies and turned Twitter verification into a paid service, causing inconvenience for users and advertisers alike.
However, Musk’s recent decision to limit the number of daily tweets users can view, which he claims is a temporary measure to combat data scrapers and bots, sparked widespread criticism from users worldwide. In response, Zuckerberg remarked in a Threads post, “There should be a public conversations app with 1 billion-plus people on it. Twitter has had the opportunity to do this but hasn’t nailed it. Hopefully, we will.”
The ongoing battle between Musk and Zuckerberg continues to unfold, with each CEO taking shots of the other through their social media platforms. As the rivalry intensifies, how these tech giants will further shape the landscape of social media and online communication remains to be seen.
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