In a surprise move that has sent the tech world buzzing, Elon Musk has publicly offered to buy Facebook and “fix” the social media giant.
The announcement comes after Musk’s recent feud with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who criticized Musk’s AI predictions as “irresponsible”.
Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX, has long been a vocal critic of Facebook and its handling of user data.
In a tweet Musk said: “I’ve been thinking about this for a while. It’s time to #DeleteFacebook and start fresh. I’m offering to buy the company and make it better.”
Many are skeptical of Musk’s offer, citing the massive price tag Facebook commands. However, Musk stood firm, saying he had plans to “reinvent social media” and build a platform that prioritized user privacy and transparency.
In response, Zuckerberg dismissed Elon Musk’s offer, calling it a “stunt” and insisted that Facebook was committed to reforming its privacy practices.
However, some experts speculate that Zuckerberg may be feeling pressure to respond to Musk’s challenge, especially as more users express concerns about Facebook’s handling of personal data.
Only time will tell if Musk’s offer is serious or just a PR stunt, but one thing is clear: The tech industry is in for a wild ride as these two tech giants continue to clash.