Meta Takes Aim At Twitter With New App

( – Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, formerly Facebook, revealed an upcoming new app called “Threads”, which could challenge Elon Musk’s Twitter. In response, Musk challenged Zuckerberg to a cage match.

Threads, which will be connected to Meta’s Instagram, appears to have a similar emphasis on public conversations like Twitter—to the extent that some in the tech industry are nicknaming the app the “Twitter killer.”

This happens while Twitter faces ongoing turmoil after the acquisition of the platform by Musk. With the removal of certain content moderation rules and the reform of the verification process to now also allow for paid verification, advertisers have withdrawn from the platform due to allegations of increased hate speech and impersonation of official brand accounts.

Recently, Musk even temporarily limited the number of tweets accounts could read to 6,000 posts per day for verified accounts, 600 posts per day for unverified accounts, and 300 posts per day for new unverified accounts. While he claimed this was to protect the platform from data scraping and manipulation, the new restrictions may actually have to do with a failure to move away from Google Cloud, which they have stopped paying for.

Meta is also undergoing challenges in the race over artificial intelligence, as is Zuckerberg, who recently had to cut costs for the company with the addition of mass layoffs. Despite this, Meta remains a credible threat to Twitter, as other competitors are much smaller in scale to challenge Musk.

Musk tweeted that he was “up for a cage fight” with Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg responded with “Vegas Octagon,” the competition area in Las Vegas, Nevada, used by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Dana White, president of the UFC, confirmed that both had confirmed their desire to participate and that while there is no guarantee a match will happen, logistics are being discussed.

The competition between the two tech giants in a cage fight would be a sight to behold. The rivalry between Musk and Zuckerberg will not only take shape over social media dominance but in the ring as well.

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