Apple CEO links Facebook’s business model to real-world violence

The tea is getting HOT — at a recent privacy conference in Brussels, Apple CEO Tim Cook linked the business models of companies like Facebook to real world consequences like misinformation, violence, and public distrust of things like the vaccine.

His speech at the conference, though not mentioning Facebook directly, had an implied meaning towards the company, and his warning was clearly thrown at them.

If a business is built on misleading users, on data exploitation, on choices that are no choices at all, it does not deserve our praise. It deserves scorn.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO.

He also spoke out about algorithms that recommend hate/extremist groups, and spoke on his belief that some companies reward content that is trending, even if it hurts public efforts such as vaccine inoculation.Full Loaf Hot Link

How do you think Facebook will respond to this? Should we expect some more tension between Apple and Facebook, and what effect do you think this will have on their stock or their brand image?

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By Jorge Sanchez

Writer at Today's Dough since January 2021. Jorge is involved in organizations such as FCCLA and DECA, where he holds various leadership positions. Jorge serves as the 2021-2022 Florida FCCLA State President, and 2021-2022 JHS DECA Vice President of Project Management. He currently attends Jefferson High School in Tampa, FL, and participates in the Business and Finance Leadership Academy.

7 thoughts on “Apple CEO links Facebook’s business model to real-world violence”
  1. I feel as if Facebook should stay unbiased. If the stay quiet it would stop things from potentially getting worse if they release a statement. If Apple goes through with their warning it will affect Facebook’s stocks and not in a good way.

  2. I think that Facebook will respond because they wouldn’t want to look like they encourage hate groups an violence on there app that transcend into real life.

  3. I do not believe facebook will respond to this because they are not called out directly, and if they do, i believe that would be inappropriate.

  4. I think that Facebook will respond to Apple, only to clear their name and reputation. If the dispute continues, Apple can choose to remove Facebook from the Apple store and that will effect Facebook’s stocks tremendously.

  5. I believe that Facebook will most likely take action since they were called out because it would not be a good look for Facebook since it is true. I think the demand for Facebook stocks will go down because Tim Cook called out Facebook on “misleading users” because no one would want to buy stocks from a company that doesn’t take action on their internal cons.

    1. Their stock might be hurt a little bit! I will say, brand image is something important for a lot of companies! Facebook might even not address the comments as it may be in their best interest to stay quiet and not bring attention to the situation. If you’re not actively looking for it, who’s really going to find this information?

  6. I feel facebook wouldnt take full responsibility. Although its their platform they would see apples pov and know its mainly their fault. Would they address in a positive way im not sure. I feel like this would put a public tarnish on facebook as apple is a major influencer. It may lead to more tension between them and cause possibly the banning of certain facebook functionalities of facebook in general for iphone.

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