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The past couple of years have been a nightmare for social media giants like Facebook and Twitter. Both the companies along with Google had to appear before US Congress multiple times over issues related to spreading of fake news, extremist content, etc.
How much effective these companies’ effective measures were in order to combat these issues is up for debate but if Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak is to choose between Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, he would choose the latter. In an interview with Bloomberg, Steve said, “I think Jack Dorsey’s doing a lot more than Mark Zuckerberg to correct it (techlash).”
Taking a dig at the Facebook CEO, he further included, “I lost a lot of respect for Mark Zuckerberg watching him speak and answer questions and supposedly taking some steps that are nothing – not one nickel or one penny of Facebook’s income, and I don’t trust that.”
The Apple co-founder earlier criticized the Facebook CEO and accused him of “putting money before morals” as far as protection of user data is concerned.
Twitter, on the other hand, suffered recent falls in their share price after deleting millions of bots and fake accounts used for political manipulation which was artificially boosting their user numbers.
The multiple appearances of social media giants at political hearings over a single issue itself speak volumes about the importance and impact of their platforms, but why exactly the Apple co-founder took Dorsey’s side is open to interpretation.
If our readers are to pick a side, who do you choose between the two? Sound off in the comments section below.
Via: Business Insider