Elon Musk has launched another attack on Mark Zuckerberg's Instagram. The tech billionaire agreed with a tweet on X (previously Twitter) by user cb_doge comparing Instagram to OnlyFans. The long-running feud between X owner Musk and Zuckerberg's social media sites has been well chronicled, but it came to a climax when the latter introduced a new site 'Threads' as a counter to Twitter for users wishing to avoid paid services while chasing the 'old Twitter' feelings.
Threads allow users to publish text and links, as well as reply to or repost messages from others. The software would allow users to import their existing follower lists and account names from Instagram, Meta's photo and video-sharing app with over 2 billion users that includes major companies, celebrities, and creators.
Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Threads account that the app had over 10 million sign-ups in its first seven hours.
The Washington Post claimed in August that X was limiting access to connections to content on the websites of Reuters and the New York Times, as well as competitors such as Facebook and Instagram.
According to tests conducted yesterday, the aforementioned affected websites had a delay of around 5 seconds when clicking a link on the X before the webpage loaded. However, the X platform erased the delay by the afternoon.
In July, X threatened to sue Instagram's Threads for recruiting employees who had already been dismissed by Twitter. It should be mentioned that, in the midst of tremendous outcry for terminating employees, self-proclaimed free speech defender Elon Musk wrote that he would want to "apologize for firing these geniuses."
In a letter to Facebook parent company CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter's lawyer Alex Spiro threatened to sue Meta Platforms over its new Threads platform.
Spiro accused Meta of hiring "dozens of former Twitter employees" to construct a "copycat" software in a cease-and-desist letter written to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In June, Zuckerberg agreed to a cage battle with Musk. According to The Verge, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been taunting Zuckerberg on Twitter with provocative remarks.