Elon Musk mocks Mark Zuckerberg for launching a Twitter rival

Facebook’s parent company Meta Platforms is reportedly exploring the possibility of launching a decentralized social network similar to Twitter. When this news was shared on Twitter, Elon Musk replied.

Dogecoin co-founder Billy Marcus, better known as Shibetoshi Nakamoto on Twitter, had already responded to Musk.

He shared a meme and wondered whether Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to launch a Twitter rival because he thought everyone was upset with Elon Musk and people loved him.

To this Elon Musk replied, “Copy Cat”. Instead of writing “cat” in letters, he used an emoji of a cat.

Facebook’s new social network, codenamed “P92,” will allow creators and public figures to share timely updates about their interests.

A spokesperson for Meta confirmed that the company is considering a standalone, decentralized social network for sharing text updates but declined to provide any further details.

The proposed social network will be based on the Mastodon framework, an open-source decentralized social network that was launched in 2016. Mastodon has seen a surge in popularity since last October when Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition began.

Meta’s potential move into the social networking space follows the recent launch of Meta Verified, a subscription service for Facebook and Instagram users, which includes a verified blue check-mark badge similar to Twitter Blue, as well as other perks. Meta Verified costs $11.99 per month on the web and $14.99 per month on Apple’s iOS.

Zuckerberg has previously expressed interest in blockchain technology and its potential applications. In 2019, he wrote a blog post in which he outlined his vision for decentralized platforms and their potential to provide users with greater security and privacy.

If Meta decides to launch a decentralized social network, it could represent a significant shift from the centralized social networking model that Facebook has long been associated with.

Information Source: MINT

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