Elon Musk throws shade at Meta after Facebook, Instagram, Threads suffer global outrage

UNITED STATES- Elon Musk, founder of X, formerly Twitter, threw shade at Meta after its social media apps Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Threads experienced a global outage on Tuesday. Meta’s communications director, Andy Stone, on his official X handle at 4:25 p.m., acknowledged the platforms’ blackout and assured it was being worked on. “If you’re reading this post, it’s because our servers are working,” Musk tweeted shortly after Mr Stone’s tweet. The 52-year-old businessman further shared a photo of four penguins: three penguins marked with Facebook, Instagram and thread, saluting the fourth, marked with the X icon. Attached to the picture was Mr Stone’s post acknowledging Meta’s global outage. Meanwhile, in July last year, X accused Meta owner Mark Zuckerberg of engaging in “unlawful misappropriation” of the company’s trade secrets and intellectual property after the launch of Threads. In a memo addressed to Mr Zuckerberg, X’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, threatened a lawsuit and accused Meta of hiring former X employees fired by the company.  Reacting to the launch of Threads, Mr Musk said, “Competition is fine, cheating is not.” 

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More Photos Of Mark Zuckerberg Training With Nigerian UFC Fighter Israel Adesanya Ahead Of Billionaire Bout With Elon Musk

More photos and have emerged of Nigerian UFC superstar Israel Adesanya training with tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg ahead of his billionaire bout with Twitter rival, Elon Musk. On Tuesday, the Meta boss ‘was pictured posing with UFC Featherweight Champion, Volkanovski, and two-time UFC Middleweight champ’ Adesanya at a gym in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. On Wednesday, July 13, Adesanya posted some photos of himself and Zuckerberg training together alongside the caption: ‘We both have South Africans to deal with.’ Adesanya is referring to undefeated middleweight contender Dricus Du Plessis, who he will likely fight next, and Zuckerberg’s tech rival Elon Musk.

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Zuckerberg trains with UFC champions, Adesanya, Alexander

The Meta Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday, was pictured training with UFC champions, Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski. The picture of his training session with the UFC champions has further increased speculations on the possibility of an MMA fight between him and Twitter CEO, Elon Musk. Recall that the prospect of an MMA showdown between the tech gurus started as an online banter some weeks back. However, tension has heightened between the duo since Zuckerberg launched his Twitter-like app called Threads. Threads launched on July 5, 2023, and has since gathered more than 100 million users worldwide. However, Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO believes Threads was only made possible by “cheating.” Musk stated this while responding to a tweet reporting that Twitter was threatening to sue Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta for cheating with its new app Threads on Friday, July 7, 2023. Musk tweeted, “Competition is fine, cheating is not.” As arguments heated over the new app online, the two tech moguls have once again renewed their banter challenge on having a showdown cage fight. However, while …

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Facebook launches VR remote work app

Facebook on Thursday launched a test of a new virtual-reality remote work app where users of the company’s Oculus Quest 2 headsets could hold meetings as avatar versions of themselves. The beta test of Facebook’s Horizon Workroom app comes as many companies continue to work from home after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down physical workspaces and as a new variant is sweeping across the globe. Facebook sees its latest launch as an early step toward building the futuristic “metaverse” that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has touted in recent weeks. Metaverse is a virtual-reality space in which users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users. The world’s largest social network has invested heavily in virtual and augmented reality, developing hardware such as its Oculus VR headsets, working on AR glasses and wristband technologies, and buying a bevy of VR gaming studios, including BigBox VR. Gaining dominance in this space, which Facebook bets will be the next big computing platform, will allow it to be less reliant in the future on other hardware makers, such as Apple Inc, the company has …

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Dangote now worth $17.8bn, Only Nigerian On Bloomberg’s Top Billionaires’ List

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja – Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has significantly moved up in the World billionaires’ list as his fortune increased to $17.8 billion as against last year’s $14.8 billion to emerge as the only Nigerian in the Bloomberg’s yearly top billionaire lists. Other Africans on the lists are three South Africans. They are Johann Rupert and family, worth $10.1 billion; Nicky Oppenheimer with a worth of $7.80 billion and Natie Kirsh who is reputed to worth $7.15 billion. Nassef Sawiris from Egypt is also among African billionaires with a worth of $6.93 billion. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. In calculating net worth, Bloomberg News strives to provide the most transparent calculations available, and each individual billionaire profile contains a detailed analysis of how that person’s fortune is tallied. The index is a dynamic measure of personal wealth based on changes in markets, the economy and Bloomberg reporting. Each net worth figure is updated every business day after the close of trading in New York. Stakes in publicly traded companies …

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Facebook Moves To Stop Recommending Political Groups To Users Permanently

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – Founder of Facebook Inc, Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday the company would no longer recommend civic and political groups to users of the platform. The social media company said in October that it was temporarily halting recommendations of political groups for U.S. users in the run-up to the presidential election. On Wednesday Facebook said it would be making this permanent and would expand the policy globally. On Tuesday, Democratic Senator Ed Markey wrote to Zuckerberg asking for an explanation of reports, including by news site The Markup, that Facebook had failed to stop recommending political groups on its platform after this move. He called Facebook’s groups “breeding groups for hate” and noted they had been venues of planning for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Speaking on a conference call with analysts about Facebook’s earnings, Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the company was “continuing to fine-tune how this works.” Facebook groups are communities that form around shared interests. Public groups can be seen, searched and joined by anyone on Facebook. Several …

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Order Amazon to Restore Our Platform – Parler Urges U.S. Judge

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja (Precise Post) – Parler urged a U.S. judge on Thursday to order Amazon.com Inc to restore the company’s account, saying Amazon had no evidence the social media platform was used to incite last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol. At a hearing in Seattle federal court, Parler’s lawyer, David Groesbeck, said the company would suffer irreparable harm if forced to close and that keeping it alive served the public interest. He also downplayed Parler’s role in the Jan. 6 riot in Washington by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. “Millions of law-abiding Americans have had their voices silenced,” Groesbeck told U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein. “There is no evidence, other than some anecdotal press references, that Parler was involved in inciting the riots.” Parler is favored by many Trump supporters and claimed more than 12 million users. Amazon Web Services cut off Parler on Sunday night, saying Parler had shrugged off repeated warnings to remove violent content. It said that content included calls to assassinate Democratic House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader …

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Social Media Immunity: Trump Threatens To Veto Military Bill

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – United States President Donald Trump has threatened to veto a major military funding bill unless Congress abolishes a liability law protecting social media firms regularly accused of bias by the president. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act gives immunity to tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter from legal action on content posted by users. Both platforms have found themselves the target of incandescent fury from Trump in recent weeks after they began attaching disclaimers to social media posts by the president that claimed he had lost last month’s election due to voter fraud. Trump has doubled on a months-old push to abolish the statute in response — a move that has been backed by his congressional allies. “Section 230… represents a serious threat to our national security and the integrity of the elections,” the president tweeted on Tuesday night. “Therefore, if the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill,” he …

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Fake News: How Facebook, Twitter Defended Actions Over US Election At Congress Hearing

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja (Precise Post) – At a heated congressional hearing Tuesday, Facebook and Twitter defended their handling of US election misinformation where one key senator assailed the platforms for being the “ultimate editor” of political news. The hearing, the second in less than a month, came with social media under fire from both the left and the right for their handling of political content during a bitter US presidential campaign. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified remotely to the session, which was called to discuss “censorship and suppression of news articles” and the “handling of the 2020 election” by the platforms. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, chairing the Judiciary Committee hearing, warned the CEOs that new regulations are needed to ensure the social media giants are held responsible for decisions on removing, filtering or allowing content to remain. “It seems like you’re the ultimate editor,” Graham said at the opening as he took aim at decisions by both platforms to limit the distribution of a New York Post article claiming to expose malfeasance involving the …

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Trump’s Violation of Platform’s Rules: Mark Zuckerberg Under Criticism, Facebook Employees Resign

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Facebook Chairman, Mark Zuckerberg, has come under criticisms for not condemning President Donald Trump’s remarks which allegedly violated the platform’s rule. While Twitter placed a “public interest notice” on the post for violating the platform’s rules “about glorifying violence”, Facebook failed to do the same, a decision that triggered outrage against Zuckerberg and the company. The American leader had threatened protesters of George Floyd’s death with tougher actions. Trump’s tweet, which is also on his Facebook page, described demonstrators as “THUGS”. He added that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Twitter placed a “public interest notice” on the post for violating the platform’s rules “about glorifying violence”. But Facebook failed to do the same, a decision that triggered outrage against Zuckerberg and the company. On Wednesday, Dpa said online magazine, The Verge reported that Zuckerberg held a long conference call with Facebook employees. He addressed accusations that the platform allowed election misinformation and veiled promotions of violence from Trump. Zuckerberg told employees he should have offered them more transparency but that he …

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EU Lobbying Push: Facebook Founder, Zuckerberg Visits Brussels

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – The founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg was expected in Brussels on Monday to lobby top European officials who have become the world’s toughest enforcers on regulating big tech. The founder of the world’s biggest social network, which also owns Instagram and Whatsapp, comes to EU headquarters just as Brussels is set to unveil a highly anticipated strategy to regulate artificial intelligence. His visit comes on the heels of similar meetings by Google boss Sundar Pichai, who in January called on Brussels to tread carefully in regulating AI. An EU spokesman on Monday said Zuckerberg would discuss the “digital agenda” with European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager and Commissioner Thierry Breton. European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova meanwhile “intends to raise issues related to the protection of democracy and fundamental rights, free and fair elections, the fight against disinformation, including the transparency of political advertising,” the spokesman added. In an editorial ahead of the visit, Zuckerberg wrote that his company now firmly backed deeper regulation for big tech, a change of …

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Mark Zuckerberg Launches Facebook Dating

United state – Most importantly, he also stated that users privacy and security is already taken care of on the dating section.    Mark Zuckerberg made this known on his latest post that they are introducing Facebook Dating. He stated that he is pleased to hear when people tell him how they met their partners on Facebook even though Facebook had no features to help with dating.  Hence this led to to idea to introduce Facebook Dating. He said Facebook dating will be launching the US today and already live in 20 countries. Most importantly, he also stated that users privacy and security is already taken care of. Who’s excited for this news?! Source

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