All Facebook execs were apparently told to use Android phones over iPhones

Danny Woods
November 15, 2018

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg ordered senior company executives to use Android-run smartphones over iOS-run devices following Apple CEO Tim Cook's criticism the social media platform trafficked in people's "personal life".

According to a report by the New York Times that gives a detailed account of what went inside Facebook following the Russian interference and the company's subsequent handling of the Cambridge Analytica controversy, Cook's comments angered Zuckerberg. He was mad enough to tell his executives to use Android phones instead of Apple's iPhone, according to a massive new report from The New York Times.

The zing earlier this year that might have upset Zuckerberg came during an interview on MSNBC.

The Times reported on Wednesday about Facebook's response to Russian-led misinformation efforts ahead of the 2016 election.

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Cook has made critical comments about the 87 million Facebook users who had their data unknowingly accessed by a political firm.

It looks like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has put Apple CEO Tim Cook on the naughty list this holiday season.

But Cook and Zuckerberg have traded barbs for years.

"But before that happens Zuckerberg also notes-and it was the only time I saw him display irritation-that Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote something similar in September in a statement spelling out Apple's privacy policy: "When an online service is free, you're not the customer". So there's been no need to employ anyone else to do this for us. Zuckerberg argued that just because Facebook charges its users less does not mean it does not care about them."To the contrary, 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". And we've long encouraged our employees and executives to use Android because it is the most popular operating system in the world.

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