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Cyber Wars: Facebook’s Zuckerberg vs. Apple’s Cook

Cyber Wars: Facebook’s Zuckerberg vs. Apple’s Cook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called out both the New York Times and Apple CEO Tim Cook in a Facebook Newsroom post

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook are not one another’s greatest fan. In a New York Times post earlier this week titled “Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis,” Facebook was called out regarding how they handled recent political scandals on the site. The article included a dig from Apple’s CEO, Cook, who said, “[Apple’s] not going to traffic in your personal life. Privacy to us is a human right. It’s a civil liberty.”

Facebook responded to the article in its entirety in the Facebook Newsroom on Thursday, calling out five inaccuracies of the story, namely the Russia investigation, the Muslim ban, Facebook’s commitment to fighting fake news, sex trafficking legislation, and Android.

 Photo courtesy of Eric Thayer for  The New York Times

Photo courtesy of Eric Thayer for The New York Times

You can read the post here; however, what has the entire Internet talking is what Facebook said regarding Cook’s comment in the Times article. Facebook said, “Tim Cook has consistently criticized our business model and Mark has been equally clear he disagrees. So there’s been no need to employ anyone else to do this for us. And we’ve long encouraged our employees and executives to use Android because it is the most popular operating system in the world.”

Of course, there were rumors about a feud between Cook and Zuckerberg, but Cook’s comment to The New York Times and Zuckerberg’s Android preference have both confirmed their feud in writing. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out.

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