Elon Musk Sparks Curiosity when Meta Introduces Threads and Challenges Mark Zuckerberg to an Bold Competition
Elon Musk engaged in a controversial and surprising exchange on Twitter with Mark Zuckerberg after Meta’s launch of its new Threads feature. Musk, never shying away from making bold statements or provocative questions, challenged Zuckerberg to an “dick measuring contest.” This confrontation left many people wondering about the motives and implications behind such provocative challenges.
Elon Musk’s challenge to Mark Zuckerberg attracted immediate attention due the crude language used and the unexpected nature of the exchange. Many speculated that Musk was using the exchange as a way to demonstrate his dominance in the tech world or to question Zuckerberg’s innovation. It also revealed a growing rivalry among the two billionaire businessmen, who have clashed in the past on a variety of topics – from artificial intelligence risks to their different visions of the future of mankind. It was a challenge that sparked lively discussions on social media and had many waiting for Zuckerberg’s response.
MANILA, Philippines — SpaceX CEO Elon Musk challenged Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg after he launched the new platform Threads.
Musk stated on his Twitter account that “Zuck is a cuck.”
“I propose a literal dick measuring contest,” Musk responded to his posts.
This incident is also in line with Twitter’s ongoing suit against Meta for the new app.
I propose a literal dick measuring contest ????
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 10, 2023
Threads’ functions closely resemble Twitter, which has garnered over 30 million members in one day.
Alex Spiro, the lawyer for Twitter, believed that Threads hired former Twitter employees. “had and continue to have access to Twitter’s trade secrets and other highly confidential information.”
“Twitter intends to strictly enforce its intellectual property rights and demands that Meta take immediate steps to stop using any Twitter trade secrets or other highly confidential information,” Spiro added.
Andy Stone, the Meta spokesperson, has however debunked this claim.
“No one on the Threads engineering team is a former Twitter employee. That’s just not a thing,” He said.
Musk hasn’t gotten a response from Zuckerberg.