There’s no arguing that Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are some of the biggest tech giants to exist right now. However, some of these tech giants seem to be more socially responsible than others.
A war has erupted across social media as Elon Musk, the CEO and founder of Tesla has decided to take a swing at the CEO of Facebook.
The reason for the violence at the capitol building? According to Musk, it’s all because of Facebook.
Musk referred to it as the “domino effect” while adding a meme that links Facebook to the mob that stormed the Capitol.
Specifically, Musk is referring to FaceMash, the predecessor to Facebook. It was a website developed by Zuckerberg so that people could rate the women on a college campus by their looks. The website is no longer functioning, particularly because it’s highly offensive.
This is what Facebook was founded on, though. It was founded on being petty and superficial. Although many don’t know the history of how Facebook came to be, Musk was happy to shed light on it for everyone to learn.
Once Musk made the comments, he instantly garnered hundreds of thousands of likes.
As Musk was making these, Facebook and Twitter were taking unprecedented actions to suspend President Trump’s accounts. Facebook Newsroom specifically tweeted that they identified two policy violations against the present, resulting in a 24-hour block.
Through numerous social media posts, Trump had used the platform to encourage supporters to come out to Washington DC.
So, Zuckerberg essentially enabled the riots. He allowed the president to tweet. He made it possible for the supporters to come out. He made it possible for such activity to be organized.
What did Zuckerberg have to say about Musk’s accusations? Nothing. The two didn’t get into any kind of verbal spar – and it’s likely because Zuck knows that he allowed it to happen.
Elon Musk is well aware of what is going on. He understands that democracy is at risk of being damaged forever. As someone who has benefited greatly from democracy, he’s unlikely in any kind of hurry of allowing socialism to take over the country.
Zuckerberg is acting in a way that shows that he’s sticking to his roots. He’s allowing social media to be petty and superficial. He wants to see a war erupt on a platform that he created. Instead of just playing with the women on a college campus, though, he’s playing with the political parties of the United States.
Enough is enough. If the Congressmen and women can’t get through to him, perhaps another tech giant can. Maybe, just maybe, Zuckerberg will listen to one of his peers.
Musk has made it clear that he is against what Zuckerberg has done.
Storming the Capitol building is wrong for anyone, regardless of what side of the political line you’re on. It’s why the GOP has made sure to say it out loud for anyone who may be confused. No one in the GOP is in support of what happened. It was wrong and it violated everything that we love about the country. The confederate flag even made it into the walls of the Capitol – for the first time ever.
Meanwhile, there’s a bare-chested man in a Viking hat that has become the meme of 2021. Because 2020 wasn’t bad enough.
If Facebook and Twitter don’t learn to take a bipartisan approach, they’ll be responsible for the downfall of the United States. They’ve chosen sides one too many times and it has had severe negative effects on the country. They’ve allowed Biden to get into office by muting the GOP. They’ve allowed the Capitol Building to be stormed by anarchists.
What next? Hopefully, senators like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio will be able to take Zuckerberg down once and for all. If they cannot, we can only hope that Musk will swoop in to save the day.