It is no more a friendly rivalry between the social media giants Twitter and Facebook while Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took a dig at both the President and Mark Zuckerberg. This came close on the heels of United States President Donald Trump threatened to shut down all social media platforms.
The spat between the two tech companies appeared to take an interesting turn after Twitter’s decision to place fact-check labels on some of President Donald Trump’s tweets sparked a series of threats. Taking to Twitter, Dorsey doubled down on Twitter’s stance on fake news and said that though the platform was not an “arbiter of truth”, it would still work toward eradicating fake news by connecting “the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves”.
The tweet was posted a day after Trump’s threats which came after Twitter, for the first time, tagged two of the POTUS’s tweets as fake news. Followed by which, the CEOs of the two companies traded criticisms in public. Former employees posted their own jabs on social media.
Reacting to this, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Fox News that they have a different policy than Twitter on the issue. “I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online,” he added.
It is to the known knowledge that Twitter for years has been accused of ignoring the president’s violation of platform rules with his daily, often hourly barrages of personal insults and inaccurate information sent to more than 80 million followers. While Facebook stated that politicians are exempt from its third-party fact-checking program.