Elon Musk believes that the list of his opponents is inadequat.
On June 4, he told Twitter on the microblogging site.
It goes without saying that at the speed with which he launches attacks against his peers as well as against his competitors, this list will grow very rapidly.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk has almost already had public clashes with at least two of them. Jeff Bezos is the world''s second richest man, and Bill Gates is the fourth.
Get Tesla Inc. Reportlikes to poke fun at Bezos, the founder of Amazon (AMZN), the new lifestyle - Amazon.com Inc. Report. He recently asked him to choose between partying and concentrated on space, a area in which they compete with SpaceX and Blue Origin.
''''Is TikTok Destroying Civilization?''''
According to a Microsoft Corporation report, the divisions between the two billionaires are now deep. Musk questions Gates'' environmental credentials because he rejected Tesla. Gates questions Musk''s intentions after he completed the pending $44 billion acquisition of Twitter (TWTR) - Get Twitter Inc. Report. Will Musk allow misinformation to spread on the platform, for example?
On Twitter, Gates is often subject of conspiracy theories.
Musk is the world''s richest man with an estimated fortune of $206 billion. CEO of LVMH (LVMHF) Bernard Arnault is the third richest man in the world.Larry Page, the co-founder of Alphabet (Google) (GOOGL) - Get Alphabet Inc. Reportis the fifth.
If Musk hasn''t yet attacked Arnault, then he has already indirectly addressed Page, citing that he had hefty remarks recently regarding YouTube.
"YouTube appears to be nonstop scam ads," said the mogul on Twitter on June 7.
But these enemies aren''t enough for the serial entrepreneur. Musk just launched attacks on TikTok, the rising star of global technology, a short-term user video app belonging to ByteDance, and the only one to undermine the hegemony of American businesses in the sector.
"Is TikTok ruining civilization?" Musk wrote on Twitter on June 17. "Some people think so," he added.
The tweet immediately went viral, with around 315,000 comments at the time of writing.
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Musk did not explain what led him to ask this question, which insinuates that TikTok is destroying humanity. In any case, such seems to be the opinion of the billionaire who has over 99 million followers on Twitter.
A few minutes after this message, the tech genius posted another tweet in which he stated that the short video platform isn''t the only problem, but all of social media.
"Or perhaps social media in general," Musk said.
Musk Wants Twitter to Emulate TikTok
It''s important to note that as Musk prepares to question TikTok''s negative impact on society, he''s in the process of acquiring Twitter, one of the short-video app''s competitors.
Musk said during an internal meeting with Twitter employees on June 16, that he wanted Twitter to look more like WeChat and TikTok, as per its desire to reach a milestone.
Musk did not hide his admiration for the famous TikTok algorithm, which, according to him, permits the social network to be tangled.
We might hone Twitter in the same manner to be more interesting," Musk told Twitter employees. It also appears to be a significant social mission to Twitter, because I think Twitter can be much better in educating people about serious issues."
Musk was asked what success would mean for Twitter in five to ten years, and asked that the platform should be able to contribute to a longer-lasting civilisation where we are better aware of the reality.
Gleichzeitig, the mogul said that Twitter should make sure all users are always entertained and informed."
His model isWeChat, a Chinese app that mixes social media with payments and games.
Musk said there is no WeChat equivalent outside of China. You basically live on WeChat in China. If we can recreate it with Twitter, then you might be a huge success.
If Musk''s criticism of TikTok is a tacticto attempt to destabilize the social network, which is putting an end to the Google-Facebook-Amazon triumvirate in digital advertising, it''s difficult to understand what it takes.
TikTok did not respond to an immediate request to comment.