Facebook redesigned its logo a few days ago. Apart from being a meme-favorite material, the logo is pure bland. It is aimed at doing just one thing – shouting to the world that owns Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and more. But the bigger news is Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s reaction on the microblogging platform. He cleverly mocked the dull design.
— jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) November 5, 2019
The tweet mocks two peculiar points about the logo – the rebranding of Facebook to an all-caps “FACEBOOK,” and its decision to include “From FACEBOOK” on all the social media platform it owns. This is purely to remind everyone (perhaps those who live under the rock) that Instagram and WhatsApp are owned by the Californian corporate.
This isn’t the first time Jack taunted Mark’s controversial platform. Dorsey made it clear in an announcement that Twitter will not be indulging in any political advertisements on the social media site and will soon suspend it. This is also considered to a be cleverly veiled reference to Facebook’s controversial policy of permitting politicians to lie freely in political ads without any fact-checking.
A final note. This isn’t about free expression. This is about paying for reach. And paying to increase the reach of political speech has significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle. It’s worth stepping back in order to address.
— jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) October 30, 2019
This tweet is a sign that the rivalry between Facebook and Twitter is very much a thing even in 2019.