One of the richest men in the world who is almost dominating the tech industry needs no introduction. Business magnate Elon Musk is a living example of how sheer hard work and determination toward your work can take you places. A teen who came from the South African city of Pretoria, migrated to Canada, and has left behind his competitors in the race of being the richest man on Earth.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

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With fame, power, and money you gradually end up making enemies wherever you go, and if you are a straightforward person like Elon Musk, there is no doubt you would be the talk of the town for every season. After the Thread versus X controversy, previously known as Twitter, it has been reported that a few prominent companies are facing delays while logging in to the reputed social media platform X.

Is Elon Musk Attacking The Websites That Spoke Against Him?

After the rebranding, Twitter as X the social media platform is doing commercially well as it has a record number of users in July 2023. Despite all this, it has been reported by the reputed news outlet The Washington Post that a few reputed websites’ access to X was throttled. According to the report, the particular websites do not have any share in the good books of Elon Musk as they had previously insulted the billionaire.

According to a test conducted by the reputed media outlet Insider, links to The New York Times and Reuters almost took five seconds to load in comparison to the other websites. However, according to the report published by The Washington Post, the links to famous social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, substack, and Bluesky were delayed too.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

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When Elon Musk came forward with the verification deal, The New York Times was the first media house to lose its checkmark as the company straightaway declined to pay a monthly cost of $1000 only for being blue ticked on X. He had also spoken in a derogatory manner about The New York Times. He called the media outlet as- “an unregistered lobbying firm for far-left politicians.”

Elon Musk himself is a self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist,” but ends up brewing controversy with his tweets and straightforward behavior. The rift between the Tesla CEO and the Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not hidden from the world. However, according to the speculations the rebranding of Twitter to X, was done to compete with the newly launched platform Thread.

What Happened To The Elon Musk Vs. Mark Zuckerberg Cage Fight?

It is nearly impossible to imagine the tech giants Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk engaging in a physical fight away from the world of rising and falling stocks and profit and loss. The SpaceX head had openly challenged Mark Zuckerberg for a face-off. After the exchange of a few tweets, it was evident that the entire world got engaged and excited in the much-hyped face-off, except for the participants.

The UFC president Dana White had started promoting the much-expected match between the billionaires on his social media handles. Reputed MMA fighters and Jiu-Jitsu coaches even came forward to pick their side between the two of them.

Elon Musk
Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk

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Celebrities like Andrew Tate were rooting for Elon Musk as he was barred from Facebook and Instagram after he violated the policies of the respective social media platform by making hateful comments. However, many people even spoke about Elon Musk losing to Mark Zuckerberg as the latter is into jiu-jitsu and MMA.

The entire face-off thing took a different direction with the recent controversy when Elon Musk alleged that the concept of Thread was directly influenced by Twitter, as the Facebook head had employed a few ex-Twiiter employees for the development of Thread.

Source: The Washington Post

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