Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey unfollowed Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg
Both Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook have had differences of opinion over free expression, fake news and political ads on their platforms.
Both of them have always been sharing a mutual difference of opinion over how their platforms must behave; but now, in order to make his dislike apparent about how Mr. Zuckerberg runs his apps, Mr. Dorsey has allegedly unfollowed the Facebook CEO on his platform.
But before unfollowing, Dorsey made sure that the world notices his move so he first followed a Twitter account, @bigtechalert that reports on the following and unfollowing activities of CEOs of tech companies.
The account tweeted: “@jack is now following @BigTechAlert.”
Then, after sometime Mr. Dorsey unfollowed Mr. Zuckerberg, which was also promptly reported by BigTechAlert.
The account then tweeted: “@jack is no longer following @finkd.” Not just this, in fact, Twitter’s official PR account, @twittercomms, also quickly posted a response.
Mr. Zuckerberg on the other hand hasn’t tweeted from the @finkd account since 2012 and he allegedly has only 12 tweets in his account.
Many a times the difference of opinion between both the CEOs on issues like free expression, fake news and political ads on their platforms were seen. While Mr. Dorsey had banned all kinds of political ads on his platform, but MR. Zuckerberg didn’t do that.
Mr. Dorsey even announced that his company was funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers and designers in order to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media that would be helping better control abusive and misleading information on its platform.
Mr. Dorsey in a statement said that the goal is to allow Twitter to access and contribute to a much larger corpus of public conversation. Further he said, “Focus our efforts on building open recommendation algorithms which promote healthy conversation, and will force us to be far more innovative than in the past.”
Facebook, however, hasn’t endorsed such an approach.