San Francisco, March 12: Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Sunday mocked Meta for planning to launch a dedicated Twitter-like social media application, calling it “copy cat”.
It all started when music news website Daily Loud wrote: “Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta explores plans to launch rival to Twitter.”
On this, one user asked: “Why is he like people who are mad at Elon musk, I want to make an alternative because everyone loves me and Facebook so much.”
Commenting on this conversation, Musk said, “Copy cat.”
Several users expressed their thoughts on Musk’s post.
While one user said: “I’m sure people are dying to join another Meta platform plagued by ‘independent fact checkers’ suppressing conversations and content moderators removing memes. Sounds fun!”
Another commented: “Facebook should start making rockets and electric cars too since they are so ‘good’ at what they do.”
Recently, it was reported that Meta is building a dedicated Twitter-like social media application for people to post text-based updates.
The product is still in its early stages and no release date has been set, but legal and regulatory teams have already begun looking into potential privacy concerns surrounding the app to address them before launch.
Several rival platforms have launched or gained traction in the months since Musk took over the micro-blogging platform — among them Mastodon, Post.news and T2.
Earlier this month, Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey got back into the social media game with the launch of his Twitter alternative called ‘Bluesky’.