Jack Dorsey takes a dig at Mark Zuckerburg’s ad policy, stirring up mixed responses from politicians.
On 30th October 2019, Twitter CEO made a grand announcement embodying policy on political advertisements. Dorsey’s tweet explained that his company would not follow the policy proposed by Facebook.
While presenting the new policy, the CEO specifically targeted Zuckerburg’s weak defense in a rather derogatory manner. Soon, many politicians joined the debate and shared their two cents about the incentive taken by Twitter.
Twitter’s new policy was highly encouraged by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently had a heated debate with Facebook CEO, on 23rd October 2019, regarding the company’s controversial political ads policy. Notably, Ocasio-Cortez was stern to inquire Zuckerburg if his company’s policy would allow her to run fake ads claiming Republicans to support Green New Deal.
Zuckerburg’s response was botched, and this fumbling gave internet multiple memes.
Other than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Joe Biden’s campaign also had a lot to say about this newly announced policy by Twitter. The statement by the Biden camp, criticizing Facebook ad policy, was shared by New York Times' Kate Conger.
Hillary Clinton also joined the club to criticize Zuckerburg for his company’s ad policy obliquely.
Moving on from the group applauding Dorsey for the new Twitter ad policy, many did not endorse the idea. Particularly Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager for the 2020 re-election campaign, claimed such a policy to be a genocide against all political advertising on Twitter. He added that this policy is an attempt to “silence Trump.”
With more and more politicians sharing their responses and calling out Facebook, one thing is clear- Dorsey has been smart enough to make this policy announcement at the right time!