In a striking critique of the popular messaging platform, Twitter CEO Elon Musk questioned the trustworthiness of WhatsApp, a subsidiary of Meta, formerly known as Facebook. The criticism comes as WhatsApp faces allegations of secretly recording users without their knowledge or consent.
The controversy erupted after a WhatsApp user claimed the app had covertly recorded him while he slept between 4:20 am and 6:53 am. The company attributed the issue to a potential bug affecting Android devices, but many Twitter users expressed skepticism, arguing that numerous apps often engage in undisclosed data collection practices.
Musk, an influential figure in the tech industry, waded into the dispute by publicly challenging WhatsApp’s integrity, suggesting that the platform could not be trusted. The Twitter CEO’s comments have amplified the issue, prompting further debate about privacy concerns in the era of social media and digital communication.
This incident highlights the growing scrutiny surrounding major tech companies and the responsibility they bear in protecting users’ personal information. As the discourse around data privacy evolves, it remains to be seen how these companies will respond to mounting public pressure for transparency and accountability.