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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he does not use any Facebook product

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a podcast said that he does not use Facebook or Instagram.

twitter-logoYasmin Ahmed | August 26, 2020 | Updated 14:28 IST
(Source: Twitter)

Highlights

  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said that he does not use any Facebook product.
  • Dorsey unfollowed Facebook CEO last year in December and stopped using Instagram once Facebook bought it.
  • Dorsey also said that his approach is different than that of Facebook CEO Zuckerberg's.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a podcast called The Boardroom said that he does not use any Facebook product. During the show, the host Rich Kleiman asked about top three social media sites to his assistant Gianni Harrell. Harell said that they were Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. When the same question was directed towards Dorsey he said, "It's the exact opposite of that. I don't really use Instagram. I love what Snapchat has innovated around. I think they're phenomenal. I don't use a lot of Facebook products -- any, actually."

Dorsey also said that his approach is different than that of Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, a report by Business Insider noted.

In the recent case of the Minneapolis protests gone violent in some pockets, US President Donald Trump had tweeted, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts." Twitter had flagged Trump's post stating that it glorified violence while Facebook did not take action against it.

"Unlike Twitter, we do not have a policy of putting a warning in front of posts that may incite violence because we believe that if a post incites violence, it should be removed regardless of whether it is newsworthy, even if it comes from a politician," Zuckerberg had said.

Shortly after the incident, Facebook, too, started labelling posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from President Trump.

Last year in December, Dorsey stopped following Zuckerberg on Twitter after Zuckerberg at an all-hands meeting said "Twitter can't do as good of a job as we can."

As per the report, former Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom and Jack Dorsey were friends. When Systrom launched Instagram, Dorsey had reportedly invested and became an early influencer on the app. Dorsey, who was an active user on Instagram stopped using the app after Facebook bought the company in 2012, as per reports. He was reportedly upset with Systrom for not approaching him for a deal first.

The unpleasantness between the two tech giants reportedly started from the time when Zuckerberg served Dorsey cold goat for dinner, the one he had killed himself. The incident dates back to 2011.

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