Facebook Execs Told to Avoid iPhones Because of Tim Cook

Facebook has taken its rivalry with Apple to a new high when company CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered its executives to use Android smartphones instead of Apple devices.

"Tim Cook has consistently criticized our business model and Mark has been equally clear he disagrees", reads an excerpt from the November 15th media release. "Because that sounds ridiculous to me", he told Vox.

According to the report, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, was none too pleased with Cook over his comments regarding the social network.

Android is a dominant operating system not only in the USA but in many other regions outside the United States, including Europe, South America, South Asia, Russia, and different parts of the Middle East.

Understandably, this infuriated Zuckerberg to a point where he apparently urged his management to use only Android phones. Regardless, it's not exactly a bad move for Zuckerberg to make the request given Android's complete dominance of the smartphone OS market. For many, it could be a rational decision considering Android's reach but it might have to do with Tim Cook's public comments during a joint MSNBC and Recode interview following Apple's education event. Rather, it's because Android "is the most popular operating system in the world".

"So there's been no need to employee anyone else to do this for us".

The 56-year-old actor shared his latest critical cartoon after the New York Times published a report on Wednesday about how Facebook has handled a number of recent scandals.

Facebook opted to mount a lobbying campaign led by chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg that pushed negative stories about its political critics and promoted negative stories about rivals including Google and Apple.

The report also claimed that Facebook responded to a July demonstration that depicted Zuckerberg and Sandberg as twin heads of an octopus strangling the globe by lobbying a Jewish civil rights group to publicly label that criticism as anti-Semitic.

According to the WSJ, in his early November Q&A with employees, Zuckerberg said the company is working to address the concerns raised by the survey. "We've elected not to do that". In an interview in 2014, Cook noted that if an online service is free, then its users are the product rather than customers.

  • Kyle Peterson