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Rumors Debunked: is Elon Musk looking to buy Instagram?

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Ever since a deal between Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk got finalised, netizens have got another buzz saying Musk has bought Instagram too. Well, certainly Musk is in limelight these days after his Twitter deal. But is it really that Musk is going to own Instagram as well? Well, we surely have an answer to that right here.

Read ahead to know about the buzz of Elon Musk buying Instagram.

Does Elon Musk now own Instagram?

Well, the Twitter deal with Musk was quite popular in the media. To the day, Musk ended up finalising the deal to own Twitter. However, while netizens seem happy over Musk now owning the tweeting platform. They are now busy with the speculation of Musk even buying the popular social media platform Instagram.

Yes, the latest buzz on the internet is all about Instagram going into the hands of Musk. While netizens are expecting a lot of change in Twitter at the hands of Musk. They are thinking that Instagram would change too if Musk owns it. But is it true that Musk owns Instagram now? Certainly not. Those are just rumours.


How did the rumour of Musk owning Instagram begin?

With Twitter now bought for $44 billion by Tesla giant Elon Musk. The rumours are now on that Instagram is going to be owned by Musk as well. However, those just turned out to be rumours. But how did that rumour begin? Well, the credit for the rumour goes to a YouTube video.

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A YouTube video on “Elon Musk Zone” just created a spark after a video titled “Elon Musk Bought Instagram” came out. In that video though, it didn’t come out that Musk owns Instagram. However, it just talked about how and when it’s likely to happen.

Netizens’ reaction to the rumour of Musk buying Instagram

Netizens even had a great reaction when Twitter’s deal with Musk came in limelight. They find some of the features of Twitter a bit annoying. Undoubtedly they are now expecting to get resolved with Musk on board as the owner of the platform.

On the other hand, Netizens are even not liking some features of Instagram. After the rumours of Musk buying Instagram got several reactions from the netizens. Some of the users on social media gave a reaction saying that Musk should buy Instagram and then delete it. Not to forget, even Twitter has this rumour that Musk is about to delete the tweeting platform.


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