The American billionaire and owner of the Twitter platform, Elon Musk, turned to Google for instant translation to respond to an Arab tweet; Which caused him to make a linguistic error, and instead of telling him ” سوف تفعل I will” or ” سوف نفعل We will” he said, “سوف تفعل.”
The story began when Musk posted on his Twitter account a tweet that included emojis, in reference to several recent reforms in Twitter, which gained wide attention from his followers.
One of the Arab content creators – whose account goes by the name “ثنيان Thunayan” – responded to Musk’s tweet saying, “As for the Arabic hashtags, they are still full of random tweets. Every time I see a hashtag that tops in Arabic I can’t find any original or meaningful tweets, they are full Ads and spam, please fix it.”
Musk was forced to respond to “Thunayan” in Arabic, to confirm his intention to fix the problem of “electronic flies” in spam via Twitter.
Musk’s tweet and the error it contained in the Arabic language made him subject to sarcasm and ridicule from some Twitter activists, especially Arabs, pointing out that the American billionaire resorted to using Google’s instant translation service in order to write it.
“Try not to use the Google Translate service next time,” technical developer Qussai Ammar said – via his Twitter account – sarcastically.
Tweeter “ياسر حجازي Yasser Hegazy,” said, “It’s laughable. Elon Musk tweets in Arabic, but without any meaning.”
Tweeter, Hamad Al-Ajmi, mocked Mask, “Elon Mask speaks Arabic… he responds to a person who asked him to solve the problem of electronic flies in the Arab hashtags.”
Far from being wrong, other tweeters interacted with Mask’s sudden tweet in Arabic and stressed the need to get rid of the phenomenon of fake interaction through Arab trends.
Saudi blogger Mohammed bin Turki commented – via his Twitter account – saying, “Finally, we will be able to watch the hashtag without ads. We will say goodbye to fake voting, fake tweets, and fake views.”
The tweeter Falah Al-Tikriti praised Musk’s effectiveness and interest in responding to everything, saying, “A company owner, must be interactive, read everything and respond to the important! At least what happens to some people, when the idea is presented to him, he tells you were for a long time?”