FACEBOOK has acknowledged that it encourages its employees to use Android phones instead of iPhones, after a New York Times survey showed that it had banned its management team from using Apple-made smartphones.
The ban was said to criticize the social network of Apple CEO Tim Cook, while the survey also claimed that Facebook had been behind a lubrication campaign aimed at abusing Apple and other rivals.
In April, an interview was launched with Tim Cook, where Apple CEO said we could earn a lot if we paid money to our customers about our customers as our product. We have chosen not to do it […] We will not travel in your personal life. Confidentiality for us is a human right, a citizen's freedom. "
His comments were a definite digging on Facebook, which for several months had been involved in a host of scandals related to privacy, data collection, security and false news.
Well, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unfortunately did not look so kind to such criticism, because a New York Times survey has reported that he was privately revalued by commanding his managers and managers to use only Android devices.
And in its official reply to this survey, Facebook has acknowledged that it encourages its employees to use Android smartphones.
"Tim Cook has consistently criticized our business model and Mark has been equally clear that he does not agree," said Facebook's press release.
"And we've long called our employees and managers to use Android because it's the most popular operating system in the world."
Such an entry comes in conjunction with revelations that Facebook had responded to the scandals and criticisms it had encountered in recent years by launching an aggressive lobbying campaign.
According to the New York Times, Facebook Definers Public Affairs, a Washington-based PR consultancy company, employs lobbying on its behalf and striking back on its critics.
Definers is an affiliate of NTK Network, a news site that continued to send "dozens of articles" that criticizes Tim Cook, as well as criticizing Facebook's biggest rival, Google.
A special article lambasted Cook to be hypocritical in its criticism of Facebook's record of integrity, claiming that Apple also collects lots of user data.
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In response to these allegations, Facebook denied that it had ever directed Defenders Public Affairs to write news stories aimed at melting critics.
"[W]e would address the question of definers as we finished our contract last night. The New York Times is wrong to suggest that we have ever asked Defers to pay for or write articles on Facebook's behalf – or to distribute incorrect data. "
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