Elon Musk took aim at YouTube against its “scam ads” on June 7, setting off speculation about another potential acquisition following his attempt on Twitter.
The billionaire turned his fire on the Google company in recent Twitter posts on Tuesday, which included a meme mocking what he saw as a double standard in the video site's practices: turning a blind eye to scam advertisements, while taking a hard line on swearing on the platform.
A spokesperson of YouTube's parent company Google did not respond to a request for comment by press time.
Musk, meanwhile, has blamed Twitter for “resisting and thwarting” his ability to obtain information about bot accounts on the social media website, calling it a “breach” of the terms of their previous deal.
It was when Twitter accepted Musk’s $44 billion offer in April to acquire and take it private at $54.20 per share. The billionaire later said the deal is "temporarily on hold" pending complete information about spam and fake accounts, but that he was “still committed to acquisition.”
“My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate,” Musk wrote on Twitter on May 17. “Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5%. This deal cannot move forward until he does.”