Twitter and Meta bosses Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg challenged each other on their social media and invited each other to physically compete in a cage in the style of martial arts fights.
Shortly after Elon Musk took over Twitter, Meta, the parent company of Instagram and Facebook, announced its desire to launch a similar text-based social platform that would directly compete with Twitter.
Since the announcement, messages have multiplied on Twitter against Tesla founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Climax came a few days ago when he posted on his account, “I’m ready for a cage fight,” referring to the cage where MMA fights take place.
Mark Zuckerberg, a martial artist and poster of fight videos, replied on Instagram on Wednesday with a screenshot of a message from Elon Musk, followed by the words “send me a location.”
Photo taken from Instagram
The swap sparked reactions on social media, as well as bets on the potential winner, with Mark Zuckerberg emerging as the clear favourite.
In an AFP interview, Meta confirmed the authenticity of Mark Zuckerberg’s message.
The two tech giants have clashed for years over their opposing views on the world, from politics to artificial intelligence. But with the arrival of a direct competitor to Twitter, the animosity between them increased.
Elon Musk bought the social network for $44 billion before undertaking massive layoffs at the company and reopening the platform to conspiracy accounts, resulting in a significant loss of advertising revenue.
While in Paris a few days ago for the Paris Viva Tech international fair, Tesla’s boss hinted that advertising revenues are back.