The new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, has not stopped reaping controversy after buying the social network of the little blue bird. from the surge of mass resignations and layoffs In the company, to controversial decisions such as implementing user verification (the so-called ‘blue check’) through a payment system, the American billionaire has not stopped being in the spotlight of criticism.
Musk also feeds all controversy with fiery statements on your social network. Among his latest statements is that of threatening to create an alternative smartphone to stand up to technological giants like Apple or Google if they end up banning Twitter.
Musk’s comment came from a tweet posted by the conservative political commentator and podcast host Liz Wheelerwho mentioned the billionaire when suggesting that Musk you should make your own phone if Apple and Google decide to remove the social network from their app stores.
“If Apple and Google remove Twitter from their app stores, Elon Musk should produce his own smartphone. Half the country would happily get rid of the biased and nosy iPhone and Android“Wheeler said in his tweet this Friday. “This man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?” added the presenter.
The comment got a response from the billionaire within a few hours: “Of course I hope it doesn’t come to that, but yes, if there is no other, I will make an alternative phoneElon Musk replied.
I certainly hope it does not come to that, but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2022
As collected from gizmodoboth Apple and Google forbid in their respective policies that the applications available in their stores contain hate speech or discrimination, intimidation, harassment and explicit sexual content. For this reason, both companies removed the app Parler of its stores after the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.