For the past four years, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been fighting each other on everything from artificial intelligence to rockets.
Two tycoons – one is Tesla and SpaceX owners, the other owns Facebook, which doesn’t cover up the hostility between the two. When a SpaceX rocket caught fire, destroying a Facebook satellite in 2016, Zuckerberg posted a statement saying he was “disappointed” at SpaceX’s mistake. And when Facebook was caught up in the Cambridege Analytica data disclosure scandal, Musk publicly deleted Tesla’s Facebook page, SpaceX, and said Facebook made him “terrified”.
Both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are currently the richest billionaires on the planet so their quarrels create a special situation, despite Silicon Valley’s standards. Despite the fact that both people have an interest in artificial intelligence and their companies have collaborated in the past, it seems that Musk and Zuckerberg never “got along.”
Here are their typical disputes:
The feud started in 2016 when the SpaceX rocket exploded, destroying a Facebook satellite
In September 2016, SpaceX tested a Falcon 9 missile in Florida. Around 9 a.m., the missile exploded, destroying Facebook’s AMOS-6 satellite – then attached to the Falcon 9 and on its way into orbit.
The satellite is part of Facebook’s Internet.org project to bring internet connectivity to developing countries and will be Facebook’s first satellite in orbit.
Zuckerberg appears to be very disappointed about the aforementioned failure, and he wrote on Facebook that “deeply disappointed to learn that the failed launch of the SpaceX rocket has damaged our satellite – which is being expected brings connections to lots of business people and people from all continents “.
Two years later, Musk responded to Zuckerberg in an interview:
Right. I’m at fault for being a fool. We gave them a free launch as compensation, and they probably have insurance money too. ”
In 2017, Zuckerberg criticized Musk when he talked about artificial intelligence.
During a Facebook meeting, one viewer questioned Zuckerberg what he thought about Musk’s fear that AI could endanger everyone.
“I have a very strong point of view on the matter. It is difficult to understand the opponents and come up with terrible perspectives on it. It’s really negative and in some ways, I think it’s pretty irresponsible.” .
Musk, meanwhile, is concerned about AI and replied: “I talked to Mark about this before. His understanding of the topic is very limited.”
In 2018, following the Facebook data disclosure scandal, Musk publicly announced the deletion of the Facebook page of SpaceX and Tesla
After WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton posted a tweet with the hashtag #deletefacebook: “Time to delete facebook”. Musk immediately replied: “What is Facebook?”
One fan asked Musk if he would delete SpaceX’s Facebook page, saying: “I don’t even know it exists. I’ll delete it.”
After another fan pointed out that Tesla also has a Facebook page, Musk said, “That’s bad.”
Soon after, both the SpaceX and Tesla Facebook pages disappeared.
In early 2020, Musk continued to oppose Facebook
In response to Sacha Baron Cohen’s tweet calling for more Facebook to be censored, Musk once again publicly advised everyone to delete the app.
Following the Capitol Riot, Musk posted on Twitter saying: “This is called the domino effect”, accompanied by an image of the dominoes chessboard, with the first piece representing “the women’s evaluation website in the mold. School staff “, referring to the birth of Facebook at Harvard University. The last domino is about rioters.
Musk also criticized Facebook’s data-sharing actions, posted another tweet about Facebook and referred to the company as a “spy” for forcing users to share personal data with Facebook.
Musk advises people to switch to the encrypted messaging app Signal. This article was reposted by CEO Twiter Jack Dorsey and a few other tech leaders who also “dislike” Zuckerberg.