Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told his executives to use Android phones, according to The New York Times. The reports states that the order came shortly after Tim Cook’s interview with MSNBC, where the latter criticised Facebook for the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Facebook claims that the decision to have executives use Android is not related to the MSNBC interview. Rather, it’s because Android “is the most popular operating system in the world.”
In MSNBC’s interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, the latter made some scathing remarks regarding Facebook and the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Some choice statements by Cook include “we’re not going to traffic in your personal life,” and “we could make a ton of money if we monetized our customer — if our customer was our product. We’ve elected not to do that.”
And Zuckerberg can also apparently hold a grudge. In an interview with Vox, he’s struck back with statements like “I think it’s important that we don’t all get Stockholm syndrome and let the companies that work hard to charge you more convince you that they actually care more about you. Because that sounds ridiculous to me.”
Whatever the reason, the fact that Facebook executives are being made to use Android makes some sense. Considering the popularity of iOS in the US and Android everywhere else, it would help the predominantly American execs better understand the OS that they’re not yet using, yet.
Edited By John Law.