Elon Musk announces cage fight with Meta’s CEO will be live on X

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been at odds for years over various issues, ranging from politics to artificial intelligence.
Rizwan Choudhury
Elon Musk and X logo
Elon Musk and X logo

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The tech world is buzzing with anticipation as two of the most powerful and influential figures in the industry are set to face off in a cage fight.

Elon Musk, the owner of X, a microblogging platform that was formerly known as Twitter, announced on Sunday that his fight with Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be live-streamed on X.

Musk tweeted, “Zuck v Musk fight will be live-streamed on X.” The Twitter owner also said that all proceeds from the fight will go to charity for veterans. The social media company which has now been rebranded as X has been making strides in changing its policies and branding since being acquired by SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

The tweet was met with a flurry of reactions from X users, who asked Musk about the purpose and the rules of the fight.

Musk replied, “It’s a civilized form of war. Men love war.”

Musk, 51, and Zuckerberg, 39, have been at odds for years over various issues, ranging from politics to artificial intelligence.

But the feud escalated last month when Meta, formerly known as Facebook, launched a new app called Threads, which has features similar to X.

Musk challenged Zuckerberg to a cage fight in a playful jibe at X, saying, “I’m up for a cage fight with Zuck.”

Zuckerberg, who has been posting videos of his martial arts training on Instagram, accepted the challenge by sharing a screenshot of Musk’s message and writing, “Send me location.”

The exchange sparked a frenzy on social media, with many users making predictions and memes about the fight. The date and the venue of the fight have not been revealed yet, but sources close to both parties say that it will be held in a neutral location with no audience.

The fight as it seems will be broadcasted exclusively on X, which has seen a surge in popularity since Musk acquired it last year. And if you wanted to know what it would look like, a Twitter user named @mahmoudfoqha9 posted a deep fake video of both the tech titans dressed as gladiators ready for battle.

Both Musk and Zuckerberg have said that they are not fighting for money or fame, but for the future of technology and humanity.

X to pay legal bills for users facing employer bias

In another development, Twitter has announced that it will cover the legal expenses of any user who faces discrimination or retaliation from their employer for their online activity.

As per a BBC report, the announcement was made by X’s owner and CEO, Elon Musk, on Sunday. He said that his platform would provide “no limits” financial assistance to users who were treated unfairly for posting or liking something on X.

He urged users to “let us know” if they had encountered any such situation and said that X would “stand with you”.

Musk, who is a billionaire entrepreneur and a vocal advocate of free speech, took over Twitter in April last year and renamed it, X, last month.

He said that he wanted to make X “the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated” and that “free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy”.

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