Musk responded this week to Musk’s question by saying that he had made his decision. Substack Was “trying to download a massive portion of the Twitter database to bootstrap their Twitter clone” Which is very funny — just imagine starting any sort of Twitter Concurrent and Prepopulating it With the trash of Twitter — It is also an extremely bold claim that you can make, even without evidence.

It Substack Notes from CEO Chris Best.

Anyhow, Substack CEO Chris Best replied to Elon by posting on Substack Of course, notes. The feature in in beta so there’s no permalink as yet, but he passed it along to us and we’re posting a screenshot so people can refer to it.

Best says Substack Has used the Twitter API for years and thinks they’re in compliance with the terms of service; the implication is This Twitter Never told company about any violation. Also, Best says The whole situation is “very frustrating,” We acknowledge that Substack Writers are in fact Customers His enterprise software product, messing with Substack Links has a greater impact on small-business owners than on the platform business.

It is Worth noting: Andreesen Hornwitz is An investor in both Substack neo and neoTwitter, so that’s going great. And if you’re reading this you can probably just react to the phrases “free speech,” “Twitter,” And “Elon Musk” In whatever way, it will make your Saturday night a success. Your trust is my confidence. Get out there and party hard.