After procuring Twitter, Elon Musk has made a special effort to provoke political adversaries – among them progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who has not shied away from responding to him. Musk has recently been provoking a significant rival in Silicon Valley: Mark Zuckerberg, whose Meta is the holding company of Facebook and Instagram. According to The Verge, Zuckerberg is essentially daring Musk to continue.
On June 20, Musk replied regarding Zuckerberg’s plan for a Twitter rival called THREADS, “I’m up for a cage match if he is lol.” The Verge reported that Zuckerberg responded with a screenshot post of that tweet captioned with, “Send me location.”
I’m up for a cage match if he is lol
On June 21, Musk wrote, “I have this great move that I call ‘The Walrus,’ where I just lie on top of my opponent & do nothing.”
I have this great move that I call “The Walrus”, where I just lie on top of my opponent & do nothing
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 22, 2023
According to The Verge, Zuckerberg stated in a podcast with Lex Friedman that, “During an internal all-hands meeting at Meta last week, Chief Product Officer Chris Cox told employees the company thinks creators want a version of Twitter that is ‘sanely run,’ drawing cheers. ‘I’ve always thought that Twitter should have a billion people using it,’
Andrew Tate, a kickboxer who holds misogynistic views and refers to himself as the “king of toxic masculinity,” is currently dealing with accusations of rape and human trafficking in Romania. Despite this, Tate has shared his opinion on the rivalry between Musk and Zuckerberg. On the 22nd of June, he posted a tweet that read, “Meta banned me everywhere for telling the truth about vaccines. But now we can restore honour with a strike at the enemy clans leader. I will train you @elonmusk. You will not lose.”
Meta banned me everywhere for telling the truth about vaccines.
But now we can restore honour with a strike at the enemy clans leader.
I will train you @elonmusk.
You will not lose.
— Andrew Tate (@Cobratate) June 22, 2023