Mastodon: who is the competitor of Twitter and sworn enemy of Elon Musk?

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From Paul Krugman to Cécile Duflot, rallies flock to this decentralized social network which presents itself as an alternative to the little blue bird. Explanations.

By Guerric Poncet, Guillaume Grallet

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LMonday, November 7, Elon Muska tweeted an assassin message (deleted since) against his new best enemy: Mastodon. “If you don’t like Twitter anymore, there’s a great site called Masterbatedone,” he wrote, the last word being a pun between masturbation and Mastodon. All accompanied by a screenshot of the account of the Nobel Prize in Economics Paul Krugman on the free network: this one seems not to be able to publish messages and only writes “test test test” or “testing again », explaining that the servers are malfunctioning.

What is the genesis of Mastodon?

The Mastodon site was created in October 2016 by German Eugen Rochko, then 24 years old. A graduate in computer science from the Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, in the German state of Thuringia, i…

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