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Facebook And Apple In Word War, Zuckerberg Implies Cook Is A Liar
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple recently made comments about the Facebook Russian scandal, lambasting the social network for treating its users as a commodity. The tech billionaire’s biggest issue was how the company was using personal information of users to get rich. Cook says that he would never be in Zuckerberg’s position and the Facebook boss just fired back with his own comments.
In an interview with Vox, Zuckerberg discusses the state that his company is in right now and addresses the many problems that the social network is facing. Among them is obviously the latest Cambridge Analytica and SMS data collection scandals, which have prompted users to stage a mass exodus from the platform.
Zuckerberg also took the time to respond to the comments that Apple’s CEO made in an interview last week. Naturally, the Facebook founder did not agree with Cook’s sentiments and even implied that the iPhone maker’s boss was a liar.
“You know, I find that argument, that if you’re not paying that somehow we can’t care about you, to be extremely glib and not at all aligned with the truth,” Zuckerberg said.
The Facebook boss also compared his company with that of Apple, indicating that his was better because it was siding with the general public instead of just the extremely wealthy. The implications, of course, is that Zuckerberg believes the Cupertino firm is only interested in serving the rich and doesn’t care about people at all, The Verge notes.
“If you want to build a service which is not just serving rich people, then you need to have something that people can afford,” Zuckerberg said. “At Facebook, we are squarely in the camp of the companies that work hard to charge you less and provide a free service that everyone can use. I don’t think at all that that means that we don’t care about people.”