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Denis O’Brien gave a podcast interview in which he called Meta and Google “greedy fucks”. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Elon Musk wasn’t the only one swearing at big tech rivals last week.

While the X (Twitter) owner used the platform of a high-profile public interview to hurl profane-laced verbal bombs at the companies now (legitimately) refusing to advertise with him, Irish businessman Denis O’Brien gave an interview to the podcast in which he called Meta and Google “greedy fucks” and said the European telecoms industry has “a lot of shite in the bucket” ...