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Wednesday April 17, 2024

Elon Musk angry at Mark Zuckerberg's Meta for claiming X sales

Tesla CEO accuses Meta for taking credit of X sales

By Web Desk
March 30, 2024
Mark Zuckerberg is attacked by Elon Musk again. — AFP/File
Mark Zuckerberg is attacked by Elon Musk again. — AFP/File

Elon Musk has alleged that Meta Platforms Inc “falsely” took credit for sales that came from his social media platform, X, formerly Twitter.

After advertisers filed a $7 billion lawsuit against Meta's Facebook and Instagram, Musk made the allegations in a post on Friday, according to Benzinga.

"Meanwhile, Meta Platforms is facing legal trouble. Advertisers have filed a $7 billion lawsuit against the company, alleging that it inflated ad viewership on its platform. Meta was also falsely claiming credit for sales that actually originated from X."

This is the latest in Musk's attacks against the Meta Platforms co-founder, whereas, Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been taking snipes at each other for a while now.

After Musk acquired X in 2022, the rivalry intensified. Musk has since then posted several times about how X has more engagement than Zuckerberg's social media platforms, especially Instagram.

Invoking the meme "Inverse Cramer" at one point to mock the declining popularity of the Twitter clone after its initial surge, Musk has also taken several potshots at Threads.