Recently, social media app Facebook had been alleged for many wrong reasons amid which Cambridge Analytica data privacy leak, fake news crisis and handling the Russian interference in U.S. are major ones.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reportedly directed his managing staff to use only Android phones, according to The New York Times. The latest bit of evidence comes straight from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who called out Apple CEO Tim Cook by name in an official statement Thursday. Cook was talking about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal which exposed the personal data of around 87 million Facebook users for political profiling.
It was also reported that Facebook had expanded its relationship with the public relations firm Definers Public Affairs in an effort to downplay Russian interference on the platform and also churn out stories that put Google LLC and Apple in an unfavorable light. Cook made specific comments that appeared to be related to Facebook in particular, something that Zuckerberg did not take kindle to.
"So there's been no need to employee anyone else to do this for us".
Facebook has reportedly not responded to the claim that Zuckerberg had personally told executives to stop using iPhones. "Whoever's telling you that - it's a bunch of bunk", Cook told Vice.
Two things are unclear here: Whether or not Facebook executives have agreed to ditch Apple smartphones, and whether or not the Facebook CEO has legal powers to issue such instructions. "A frustration I have is that a lot of people increasingly seem to equate an advertising business model with somehow being out of alignment with your customers", Zuckerberg says.
Apple's CEO has been quite vocal about privacy concerns. "Because that sounds ridiculous to me", Zuckerberg said in an interview with Vox. "However, I think we're beyond that here".
Further, the survey found that 70% of employees were proud to work at Facebook, a drop from 87% past year.