Meta, which owns Facebook, said Friday that it is working on a new text-publishing social network; a project that is seen as a potential rival to Twitter.
Since tycoon Elon Musk took over Twitter, the platform has suffered from technical problems, layoffs and the loss of advertisers due to a lack of content moderation.
But until now, no major alternative to Twitter has emerged, so world leaders, politicians, celebrities, and businesses continue to use it to express themselves.
Meta confirmed on Friday that it began preparing a new platform after that information was published by digital news sites.
"We are exploring an independent and decentralized social network to share text updates"Meta said.
"We think there is an opportunity to create a separate space where creators and public figures can share updates about their interests."adds the statement.
According to digital media, the new Meta application would use technology that would allow it to be interoperable with other platforms.
This would mean a clear break with the practice of platforms like Instagram or YouTube that remain behind technological walls and operate using company servers under strict rules.
In December, Musk briefly banned linking tweets to other platforms; including Facebook and Instagram.