Elon Musk on Sunday criticised Instagram and described the social media platform as an “envy amplifier”. The Tesla CEO attacked the Meta-owned photograph and video sharing platform in response to a video of Warren Buffet’s right-hand man, Charlie Munger, discussing the affect of greed and envy on the world.
In the clip, Berkshire Hathaway’s Vice Chairman stated, “The world is not driven by greed, it is driven by envy.” “And so, the fact that everybody’s five times better off than they used to be, they take it for granted. All they think about is somebody else having more now, and it’s not fair that he should have it and they don’t,” he added.
To this, Mr Musk responded, “Instagram is an envy amplifier”.
Instagram is an envy amplifier
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 11, 2022
The Tesla chief has been warning for a number of years now in regards to the risks of picture-perfect photos launched by influences and customers on Instagram. Previously, he even known as Instagram a “next-level thirst trap”.
Speaking on the Full Send podcast in August, Elon Musk revealed that he does have a personal account, however has stopped utilizing it after discovering he was losing his time and taking too many selfies.
“Instagram is next level thirst trap. I found myself taking many selfies, and I’m like, ‘Why am I doing this?’ Then it was a thing of getting more likes and doing selfies,” Mr Musk stated.
Separately, in 2018, Elon Musk additionally said on an episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast that Instagram makes folks appear better-looking and happier “than they really are”. “One of the issues with social media, it’s been pointed out by many people is that I think maybe, particularly Instagram, people look like they have a much better life than they really do,” the tech mogul stated within the podcast.