Following his $44 billion purchase of Twitter last year, Elon Musk made some significant adjustments to the firm.
Over half of its staff were let go by the tech tycoon, who also implemented several new rules.
This includes a system where users could pay a monthly charge to subscribe to the platform’s blue-mark programme.
A recent addition by Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta allows users to purchase verification badges on Facebook and Instagram.
The South African millionaire used the microblogging platform to declare it “inevitable” and published a meme to jeer Meta for mimicking him.
After purchasing Twitter for $44 billion, Elon Musk implemented a paid subscription plan for the social media platform last year.
Users will have to pay a monthly fee to get and keep their blue check verification status, according to the statement.
Recently, Mark Zuckerberg-owned Meta unveiled a similar business plan for Facebook and Instagram.
Musk expressed his emotions on Twitter on Monday, barely hours after the news was revealed.
The head of Twitter declared that Zuckerberg’s decision to imitate him was “inevitable.”
In reaction to a meme that shows his opponent Zuckerberg as the helpless, inept Mr. Bean, played by British comedy actor Rowan Atkinson, he also put a laughing-hysterically emoji on his Twitter profile.
The meme shows a test being taken by Mr. Bean, who is supposedly represents Zuckerberg.
He copied from the man seated next to him after casting a glance across at him.
The second test-taker depicts Musk.
Musk launched the subscription scheme in October, but it swiftly backfired.
A number of individuals began purchasing the verification mark and rebranding themselves as various brands and personalities.
The result was chaos, and the scheme came to an abrupt halt.