- Elon Musk publicly insulted Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter
- “Zuck is a weakling” he wrote in reaction to a tweet about the success of Threads
- Threads, the rival Twitter app launched last week by Meta, has already won 100 million users worldwide
“Zuck is a weakling”. This is the content of the latest escapades of Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and owner of Twitter. In reaction to a tweet sharing a screenshot of Threads, Twitter’s new rival app created by Meta, Elon Musk has completely freaked out.
On this tweet, we can see the American fast food chain Wendy’s offer to Mark Zuckerberg “to go into space just to make Elon Musk really angry”. A provocation referring to “Space”, a functionality of Twitter allowing to create audio exchange rooms (like Clubhouse at one time) but also to SpaceX.
It was enough to get Elon Musk out of his hinges. “Zuck is a weakling” he tweeted, using the term “cuck” (“cuckold” in literal translation) often used by the far right against American liberals recalls Tech&Co.
Far from being satisfied, Elon Musk continued with a second equally provocative tweet in which he invites Mark Zuckerberg to “a length contest”.
Zuck is a cuck
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2023
Threads: already 100 million users
This new escapade of Elon Musk comes a few days after the launch of Threads, the new Meta application containing all the codes of Twitter.
Launched on July 6, 2023 in around 100 countries, Threads has recorded record registrations, reaching 20 million users after just 24 hours and 100 million after 5 days. Enough to piss off Elon Musk, who already accused Zuckerberg of being just a copier of his Twitter application.
However, this tidal wave on Threads could perhaps have been contained if Elon Musk had not made yet another controversial decision a few days before the launch of the application.
At the beginning of last week, the richest man in the world set up a system for limiting the reading of tweets, with different volume levels depending on the profiles (free or paid). What to complete the last defenders of the blue bird, a few months after its acquisition by Elon Musk.
This new rule came to complete a slew of changes all more controversial than the others, the paid offer of Twitter having undoubtedly been the most important.
Under pressure Elon Musk? Without a doubt. Because with Threads, advertisers, many of whom have deserted Twitter, have found a new playground. And as everyone knows, when it comes to advertising, Meta knows how to do it, sometimes to the detriment of users.
The rivalry between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg has not gone away. Not sure that the MMA fight between the two men will appease the spirits.