What 'incorrect' statement did Elon Musk issue about WhatsApp?

WhatsApp head dismisses X owner's claims about security of Meta's instant-meassaging app

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What incorrect statement did Elon Musk issue about WhatsApp?
Will Cathcart dismisses Elon Musk's claims about WhatsApp. — Reuters/Files

Elon Musk, the owner of social media platform X, recently claimed that Meta's WhatsApp is still not secure for users.

Musk, 52, reposted another post about a 12-hour new recap from last Saturday, and wrote: "WhatsApp exports your user data every night. Some people still think it is secure."

The X post about the news recap said that Musk had urged AI "to prioritize truth over political correctness, warning that lies could backfire."

A few days later, WhatsApp head Will Cathcart dismissed the tech billionaire's claim saying that it was "not correct".

Cathcart reposted Musk's post and wrote: "Many have said this already, but worth repeating: this is not correct."

What incorrect statement did Elon Musk issue about WhatsApp?
Will Cathcart says Elon Musk is 'not correct' about WhatsApp. — X/@wcathcart

Cathcart revealed that the app end-to-end encrypts users' messages because it takes security of users "seriously".

He continued: "(Messages) don't get sent to us every night or exported to us. If you do want to backup your messages, you can use your cloud provider and you can even use end-to-end encryption for that too."

Furthermore, Musk has not responded to Cathcart's post on X yet.